The tradition of burying our loved ones is time-honoured and sacred. Burial gives us the peace of mind in laying them to rest, and gives us a place in the future to visit and remember. Traditions may be followed by a viewing and a funeral service followed by a graveside ceremony.
Burial Service Options
There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:
- 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 coffin 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 even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honour, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalised to reflect the individuality of your loved one.
- Graveside, chapel, 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 disposition through ground burial.
- Immediate burial means that your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
Coping with a loss is never easy, and services are an essential part of the recovery process. A Funeral service provides 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 and peace. No matter the setting, style, or direction you choose, our professional staff are happy to assist you in creating a service that reflects your loved one’s unique life journey.