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Lorne Lundy
B: 1948-01-04
D: 2017-06-25
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Lundy, Lorne
Phyllis Sproule
B: 1934-02-02
D: 2017-06-24
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Sproule, Phyllis
Evelyn Coulter
B: 1939-01-27
D: 2017-06-21
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Coulter, Evelyn
Gordon Ree
B: 1934-02-28
D: 2017-06-20
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Ree, Gordon
Shirley Hamilton
B: 1935-08-22
D: 2017-06-23
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Hamilton, Shirley
Bernard McCallen
B: 1938-08-20
D: 2017-06-19
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McCallen, Bernard
Lawrence 'Larry' Cox
B: 1945-12-22
D: 2017-06-14
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Cox, Lawrence 'Larry'
Kathleen 'Kate' Murray
B: 1933-04-19
D: 2017-06-16
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Murray, Kathleen 'Kate'
Donna Speers
B: 1944-09-20
D: 2017-06-20
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Speers, Donna
Carmela Caschera
B: 1976-06-04
D: 2017-06-13
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Caschera, Carmela
Doreen Champ
B: 1944-10-17
D: 2017-06-14
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Champ, Doreen
Ruby Lawson
B: 1932-10-25
D: 2017-06-12
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Lawson, Ruby
Kenneth Burgess
B: 1948-02-02
D: 2017-06-12
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Burgess, Kenneth
Elizabeth Rose Lormand
B: 1937-03-29
D: 2017-06-10
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Lormand, Elizabeth Rose
Yvonne Sims
B: 1929-07-24
D: 2017-06-13
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Sims, Yvonne
Jean Clowes
B: 1936-07-08
D: 2017-06-04
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Clowes, Jean
Marguerite 'Robin' Meader
B: 1930-05-26
D: 2017-06-03
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Meader, Marguerite 'Robin'
Arthur Malkin
B: 1935-04-21
D: 2017-05-23
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Malkin, Arthur
Robert Thompson
B: 1955-04-20
D: 2017-01-28
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Thompson, Robert
Catherine Kretsch
B: 1959-11-10
D: 2017-05-26
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Kretsch, Catherine
Robertina Mitchell
B: 1936-02-12
D: 2017-05-28
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Mitchell, Robertina

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The Basics of Traditional Funeral Home Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Home Services

traditional funeral home servies sunflowersTraditional funeral home 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 a traditional 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 funeral home service or something 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 519-941-1392 to begin.

Online Sources:

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