Walter Hendrikx
B: 1934-05-13
D: 2018-03-18
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Hendrikx, Walter
Sydney Arnold
B: 1928-06-04
D: 2018-03-15
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Arnold, Sydney
Sheila Snell
B: 1936-12-25
D: 2018-03-13
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Snell, Sheila
Rafael Kosan
B: 1937-08-25
D: 2018-03-13
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Kosan, Rafael
Lawrie Walker
B: 1931-07-10
D: 2018-03-11
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Walker, Lawrie
Lawrence Flintoff
B: 1948-09-03
D: 2018-03-10
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Flintoff, Lawrence
Alma Welch
B: 1936-05-07
D: 2018-03-10
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Welch, Alma
Ellen Farrow
B: 1924-01-13
D: 2018-03-09
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Farrow, Ellen
Friedhelm Bünte
B: 1939-04-21
D: 2018-03-09
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Bünte, Friedhelm
Victor Cappelletti
B: 1949-12-07
D: 2018-03-09
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Cappelletti, Victor
Joseph Luciano
B: 1943-03-19
D: 2018-03-05
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Luciano, Joseph
Hilary Gould
B: 1950-10-09
D: 2018-03-05
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Gould, Hilary
Barry Whiteman
B: 1948-03-24
D: 2018-03-03
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Whiteman, Barry
Adam Papaleo
B: 1971-03-30
D: 2018-03-01
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Papaleo, Adam
William Chapman
B: 1928-02-16
D: 2018-02-26
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Chapman, William
Charlotte Shrubb
B: 1947-07-01
D: 2018-02-14
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Shrubb, Charlotte
Patricia Steele
B: 1935-02-16
D: 2018-02-12
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Steele, Patricia
Lydia Omland
B: 1929-11-04
D: 2018-02-11
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Omland, Lydia
Catherine Bedard
B: 1946-07-19
D: 2018-02-11
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Bedard, Catherine
Herbert Lamport
B: 1937-08-10
D: 2018-02-11
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Lamport, Herbert
Heather McAdam
B: 1945-11-12
D: 2018-02-10
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McAdam, Heather


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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 905-987-3964 to begin.

Online Sources:

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


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