Obituaries

Gordon Shipley
B: 1941-06-03
D: 2020-03-30
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Shipley, Gordon
Raymond Cairns
B: 1946-09-29
D: 2020-03-27
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Cairns, Raymond
Ralph Andrews
B: 1933-01-22
D: 2020-03-22
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Andrews, Ralph
Ilona Riggers
B: 1942-11-04
D: 2020-03-19
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Riggers, Ilona
Stephen Tullett
B: 1943-08-21
D: 2020-03-13
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Tullett, Stephen
Carole Lang
B: 1941-11-13
D: 2020-03-12
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Lang, Carole
Ian MacKellar
B: 1945-12-04
D: 2020-03-07
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MacKellar, Ian
Samuel Cotton
B: 1941-04-27
D: 2020-02-28
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Cotton, Samuel
Gerald Kane
B: 1943-03-04
D: 2020-02-28
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Kane, Gerald
Victor Smith
B: 1933-02-18
D: 2020-02-28
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Smith, Victor
Peter Fenwick
B: 1926-08-17
D: 2020-02-27
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Fenwick, Peter
Barbara Holland
B: 1935-11-01
D: 2020-02-25
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Holland, Barbara
Hazel Huston
B: 1929-04-26
D: 2020-02-12
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Huston, Hazel
Gail Mushinski
B: 1943-06-29
D: 2020-02-11
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Mushinski, Gail
Debra O'Hara
B: 1956-08-30
D: 2020-02-06
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O'Hara, Debra
Raymond Ollerhead
B: 1946-02-07
D: 2020-02-03
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Ollerhead, Raymond
William McLean
B: 1944-07-25
D: 2020-02-02
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McLean, William
Bruce Cox
B: 1924-05-05
D: 2020-01-30
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Cox, Bruce
Susan Boles
B: 1954-03-14
D: 2020-01-28
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Boles, Susan
William Whitaker
B: 1957-10-11
D: 2020-01-23
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Whitaker, William
Margaret Bradley
B: 1948-02-07
D: 2020-01-23
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Bradley, Margaret

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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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