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  Funeral Arrangements
Whether you’re planning for yourself or for
a loved one, the funeral service is one of the most important elements of a person’s final arrangements. Whether you find comfort and meaning in tradition, or want a service that is highly personalized, we can help design the service right for you and one that truly reflects the life it honors.
Regardless of the final disposition of burial or cremation, the funeral or memorial service fills an important role. It can:
• Honor, recognize and celebrate the life of the deceased
• Allow a dedicated time and appropriate location for people to gather and share stories, thoughts and emotions
• Recognize the faith of the individual
• Allow friends and family to say their last good-byes
What is a Funeral?
A funeral is a gathering of family and friends following the death of a loved one, allowing them the opportunity to mourn, support each other and pay tribute to the deceased. It often consists of one or more of the following components:
Visitation
Held on, or before the day of the funeral service, a visitation gives friends and family an opportunity to gather and may help to accept the reality of the death.
Traditional Funeral Service/ Memorial Service
These may include readings, a eulogy, prayers, hymns and other music. The service may be held in our all-faith chapel, one of our gathering rooms, or in your own place of worship. It is often followed by a final disposition at a cemetery. While these terms are often used interchangeably, a funeral service is typically characterized with
a service when a casket is present whereas a memorial service is one where a casket is not present.
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