Obituaries

Beatrice Atkinson
B: 1926-02-22
D: 2019-06-17
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Atkinson, Beatrice
Donna Dunnett
B: 1936-01-04
D: 2019-05-26
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Dunnett, Donna
Clarence Boer
B: 1936-09-21
D: 2019-05-22
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Boer, Clarence
Betty Webb
B: 1925-01-29
D: 2019-05-20
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Webb, Betty
Lloyd Mulkins
B: 1926-09-29
D: 2019-05-18
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Mulkins, Lloyd
Margaret Howden
B: 1927-05-11
D: 2019-04-21
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Howden, Margaret
Shirley Spurrell
B: 1942-10-20
D: 2019-04-14
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Spurrell, Shirley
Gordon Mitchell
B: 1933-03-18
D: 2019-04-03
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Mitchell, Gordon
Susan O'Dwyer
B: 1951-11-11
D: 2019-04-01
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O'Dwyer, Susan
Elizabeth Dove
B: 1945-05-21
D: 2019-03-26
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Dove, Elizabeth
Jakob Gringhuis
B: 1924-11-30
D: 2019-03-14
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Gringhuis, Jakob
William Monas
B: 1935-08-17
D: 2019-03-12
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Monas, William
Norma Hutchison
B: 1949-12-09
D: 2019-03-11
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Hutchison, Norma
William Phibbs
B: 1930-08-06
D: 2019-03-03
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Phibbs, William
Lois Brewer
B: 1929-07-15
D: 2019-02-23
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Brewer, Lois
Ruth Smith
B: 1933-07-14
D: 2019-01-30
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Smith, Ruth
Gertrude Wilkins
B: 1940-01-06
D: 2019-01-24
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Wilkins, Gertrude
Edward Chase
B: 1941-10-14
D: 2019-01-23
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Chase, Edward
Michael de Beer
B: 1940-09-27
D: 2019-01-14
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de Beer, Michael
Gary Montgomery
B: 1962-04-19
D: 2019-01-14
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Montgomery, Gary
William Carpenter
B: 1927-09-03
D: 2019-01-10
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Carpenter, William

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 519-587-4414 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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