Families tell us all the time how meaningful a remembrance ceremony is to their family. They find it crucial in acknowledging a death, honoring a life and beginning to grieve. We believe strongly that every family benefits from ceremony. We also know that, for numerous reasons, some families want minimal ceremony. We offer several alternatives that provide exceptional value. We will work closely with you to create simple and dignified ceremonies to meet your family’s needs. A remembrance ceremony is valuable; let us know your interests and we will create the right ceremony for you.
Family Dignity Hour
We offer time and space for a private family farewell. The next of kin spend some time with the deceased in a private room at the funeral home. This quiet, intimate and cherished gathering brings peace of mind and a final time together.
Witness of Transfer to Crematory
If desired, a family member may follow the deceased to the crematory and witness the cremation. Escorting a loved and offering the final farewell is a very intimate time that can offer peace of mind.
Private Cemetery Burial Service
This is a farewell for invited family and friends at the cemetery. It may occur at the burial of a casket or the burial or committal of an urn. Typically there is a simple ceremony offering prayers or short reflections.
Ceremony Only at Cemetery
This is a simple ceremony for family and friend either in the cemetery chapel or at the grave. There may be some prayers or personal reflections.
Ceremony Only at Church or Funeral Home
Some families may want a formal and intimate remembrance ceremony, but not a visitation. Know that family traditions can be honored with a small and limited ceremony.