Funeral Services

Personalized Tributes

Celebrate a Life Well Lived

For over a millennia, funeral services have let friends and family say goodbye to a loved one.  A funeral commemorates a one of a kind, irreplaceable person, and helps console those who have felt the loss most deeply. There are many options when it comes to a funeral service, and it can be part of your final arrangements whether burial or cremation is chosen.

Say More Than Just Goodbye

We invite you to plan a service that’s as traditional or contemporary as you want.  We welcome unique requests to honour the memory of your loved one and our planning specialists will work creatively to ensure your memorial is a one-of-a-kind tribute.  

Traditionally, there is a visitation period before the service for friends and family to express their love, support, and concern. 

Planning a Service and Reception

Don’t feel confined to the traditional service, as there are nearly endless opportunities to honour your loved one in a unique way.  For example, someone who spent a lifetime baking delicious treats can be remembered with a taste of his famous brownies, or for the avid reader, friends and family can take home a copy of her favourite book.  The possibilities are endless, and we are here to discuss your ideas.   

Here are some things to think about which will help tailor the funeral to the person being celebrated:

Specific interests or qualities about the deceased that you feel are important to remember

  • Anecdotes and stories
  • People you want to be sure to include
  • Clergy or appropriate speaker to lead the service
  • People who may also want to speak at the service
  • Songs and music to be played at the service and other events (visitation, reception)
  • Poems, passages and other readings for the service

While Rosemount Memorial Gardens will work closely with any funeral home you choose, we suggest you consider our sister Arbor Memorial funeral home: Nisbett Funeral Home.

Online Tributes

Available free of charge, our exclusive online memorial site, Sharing Memories, features photos, videos a guestbook and more. It gives family and friends a place to remember and pay tribute, no matter where they live.

Helping You Cope With Grief

Moving forward after a loss can be difficult.  Our free AfterCare service is here for you with guidance, literature, and support when it’s needed. We can also help with executor duties, such as finalizing the details of the estate.

Planning Ahead

Take the time today to begin pre-planning and save your family the stress, as well as the financial burden, of making decisions about a funeral or memorial during a time of grief. Pre-planning allows you to ensure your values and life are honoured as you see fit. You can relax knowing your family won’t be left struggling. 

When you plan ahead, you also receive valuable benefits, including the ability to transfer your plan to any of our locations within Canada, and funeral coverage for your children or grandchildren under age 19. Learn more about pre-planning your final arrangements.

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Choosing Your Funeral Service

When you plan ahead, your funeral service can be as elaborate or as elegantly simple as you wish. You’ll want to work with a facility that can offer a wide range of options, from a traditional church ceremony to a memorial celebration.  Find out more about choosing the service that’s right for you in this informative video.

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