Funeral Services and Planning
Traditional Funeral followed by cremation and/or burial
A traditional funeral service as we have known it for many years is generally defined as one in which the deceased is present for viewing. Whether the service be at a church or in our chapel and followed by a cremation and/or a burial, our traditional funeral service usually includes: our professional services as well as the necessary staff for the visitation and/or funeral; necessary legal documents; transportation of the deceased from place of death; complete preparation of the deceased (embalming); use of our facility for preparation, visitations (2 days) and/or service; necessary vehicles for the funeral such as a hearse, leading car and service vehicle; transportation of the deceased to and from church or/and to cemetery or crematorium; death certificates and memorial stationary.
Modified Traditional Funeral followed by cremation and/or burial
This service is essentially the same as our traditional funeral service. The difference is the length of the visitation. The visitation period, with the deceased present for viewing, is only on the day of the funeral. This type of service is suitable for families wishing to have visitation, service and interment all in one day.
Immediate Disposition (cremation) - Funeral service with Urn Ark
This type of funeral service is suitable for a family who prefers to have the urn with the cremated remains present for visitation and/or service as opposed to the deceased in a casket. This funeral service, with the use of the Urn Ark, offers the family the possibility to participate actively as pallbearers. The Urn Ark is used to display the urn during visitation and / or service and to transport, professionally and respectfully, the urn from the funeral home to the church and/or cemetery. To allow family and friends to pay their respects, a period of visitation (on the day of the funeral) either at the funeral home or at the church, is offered with this funeral service.
Immediate Disposition (cremation) - Funeral service with assistance of staff
With this funeral service, the Urn Ark is not used. The family receives the assistance of staff, as required. To allow family and friends to pay their respects, a period of visitation (on the day of the funeral), either at the funeral home or at the church, is offered with this funeral service.
Immediate Disposition (cremation and/or burial)
For some families, a simplified approach, such as, a simple cremation or burial without any visitation or funeral services, is better suited to their needs. Rest assured that we will respect your decision and your family will receive the attention which, for 6 generations, has made our reputation.
Each family has specific needs in regards to funeral services. Your complete satisfaction is our highest priority and our funeral directors will gladly personalize and adapt any of our services to suit your needs.