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Service Options

Service Options

Planning a burial or cremation can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. But it’s important to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing.

Burial Services

There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate burial means that your loved one will be buried or entombed prior to a public service or gathering. Further, there would be no formal opportunity to see your loved one or say goodbye.
  • Visitation, also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours, allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket and say goodbye or offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
  • Funeral or memorial services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or many other location. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one and tailored to help you heal. For more information, visit our page on personalization.
  • Graveside or committal services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final resting place through earth burial


Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case, and we encourage you to consider holding a funeral or memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life. There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate cremation means that your loved one will be cremated prior to a public service or gathering. Further, there would be no formal opportunity to see your loved one or say goodbye.
  • Visitation, also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours, allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket or their cremated remains in an urn and say goodbye or offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
  • Funeral or memorial services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or many other locations. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one and tailored to help you heal. For more information, visit our page on personalization.
  • Graveside or committal services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one’s cremated remains are transferred to their final resting place through earth burial.

Live or Delayed Funeral Webcasting

We can help you use technology to bring together family and friends from all over the world in honor of a loved one who has passed. Webcasting your loved one's service is a great way to involve those who are too ill to travel, those serving in the military, those who cannot afford to travel, or friends and family who can’t make it for other reasons.



 

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