All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one. What they don’t know is that a funeral or memorial service is an important part of the healing process. Coming together with friends and family, whether in a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support.
Whether you choose burial or cremation, the need for acknowledgement of the loss to family and friends is ever present.
When your loved one has chosen to be buried, the ceremonies you design revolve around their casketed remains. Traditions may be followed, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in the Company Name chapel. Or you could choose to have a more relaxed memorial service, even in the family home.
A private service at the graveside could then follow these more public events. But let’s just say this; there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together, prior to their interment in a cemetery of your choice.
Cremation refers solely to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with their physical remains. It doesn’t limit the ways you can honor their life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by their decision to be cremated.
Create Momentum for Healing
Losing someone you dearly loved can be emotionally devastating, and in the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply as possible. But, we hear it every day: easier isn’t always better. You must set the stage for the future by providing your family and friends with an opportunity to start the healing process.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
We hope that you’ll honor your loved one in a way that you can look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor the life of someone you cared for. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a gift of a lifetime.
Call us today to learn more.