When planning a service for a loved one, you have as many options available to you as both tradition and your imagination can provide. Whether you are planning a traditional funeral service or cremation, or something new & unique that truly represents your loved one, you have our pledge that we will do everything that we can to provide you with a beautiful and respectful ceremony. Most importantly, we will offer you a space and the opportunity to join with family and friends to comfort each other, and share your love for the deceased.
Below are just a few of the more traditional options available to you. And whether you want to adhere to tradition, or explore something completely different, we’re more than happy to meet and discuss your individual wishes, and how we can help you pay tribute to your loved one.
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.
Something Different, or Unique
A traditional funeral or memorial service may not be for everyone. Even if you aren’t sure what you want, but you just know that it needs to be different, unique, or more reflective of your loved one’s personality, there is always an option that we can help you discover. There are new & different ways to pay tribute to your loved one, to comfort friends and family, and we can help you explore and discover the ideal tribute.
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