Obituaries

Judith Price
B: 1949-02-03
D: 2018-01-20
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Price, Judith
Caroll Hafeli
B: 1945-07-22
D: 2018-01-19
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Hafeli, Caroll
John Locke
B: 1926-02-17
D: 2018-01-19
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Locke, John
Carol Bursey
B: 1937-11-24
D: 2018-01-18
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Bursey, Carol
Malcolm Haslam
B: 1932-01-15
D: 2018-01-17
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Haslam, Malcolm
John Cleary
B: 1945-02-09
D: 2018-01-15
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Cleary, John
Allen Rahn
B: 1946-02-04
D: 2018-01-13
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Rahn, Allen
Thomas Mathias
B: 1925-02-12
D: 2018-01-11
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Mathias, Thomas
James Laurin
B: 1956-10-24
D: 2018-01-11
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Laurin, James
James Watson
B: 1947-10-01
D: 2018-01-10
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Watson, James
Kenneth Perry
B: 1936-07-07
D: 2018-01-10
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Perry, Kenneth
Alice May Parkin
B: 1917-05-04
D: 2018-01-08
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Parkin, Alice May
Neill McWilliams
B: 1929-09-08
D: 2018-01-06
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McWilliams, Neill
Leona Reid
B: 1933-08-27
D: 2018-01-05
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Reid, Leona
Dennis Whelan
B: 1936-05-28
D: 2018-01-04
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Whelan, Dennis
Kathleen Beggs
B: 1927-02-13
D: 2018-01-02
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Beggs, Kathleen
Gary Anderson
B: 1942-09-11
D: 2017-12-27
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Anderson, Gary
Janet Girdler
B: 1934-01-28
D: 2017-12-27
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Girdler, Janet
Renaud Michaud
B: 1963-09-30
D: 2017-12-25
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Michaud, Renaud
Bessie Miller
B: 1932-08-05
D: 2017-12-24
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Miller, Bessie
Gordon Shankland
B: 1922-05-29
D: 2017-12-24
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Shankland, Gordon

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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 705.328.2721 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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