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Funeral Services

In general, there are five types of funeral services we can offer a family. From these five services, we shape services to meet a family's needs. It is our responsibility to ensure that we provide the type of funeral service desired, or one that will allow you a dignified celebration of the life of a loved one while meeting your needs.

Traditional Funerals

Traditional funerals consist of preparing the remains, that is, its embalming, followed later by visitation. Visitations may be one or two days more from the ceremonys' day, and can be with open or closed casket, in private or not. After visitation, a ceremony in a place of worship, in a chapel or hall, will take place and the remains will then be interred, cremated or entombed. Should the remains be cremated, the family will have the option of renting or purchasing a casket. In this type of service, the funeral home staff coordinates all the funeral process services and is present at each step, while the family need make only a single stop, if desired.

Semi-traditional Funerals

Semi-traditional funerals consist of preparing the remains, that is, its embalming, followed by a ceremony in a place of worship, chapel or hall, but without prior visitation. The family will generally receive condolences for thirty minutes and then the remains will be brought to the place of ceremony. Subsequently, the remains will be interred, cremated or entombed. Should the remains be cremated, the family will have the option of renting or purchasing a casket. In this type of service, the funeral home staff coordinates all the funeral process services and is present at each step, while the family need make only a single stop, if desired.

Modified transfer service with a ceremony

For this type of service, the remains are prepared, that is, embalmed, followed by private visitations. Relatives and friends come by invitation for a period of two hours on average, and no announcement is made as to visitation. After visitation, everyone goes home and cremation of the remains takes place afterwards. A ceremony, during which the ashes are presented, is held in a place of worship, chapel or hall several days later. The family may receive condolences thirty to sixty minutes before the ceremony at the place where the ceremony is held or where they wish, and they may also receive condolences at the funeral home for a longer time and with amenities that are not necessarily found elsewhere. If so, after condolences everyone leaves the funeral home to go to the place where the ceremony will be held. In addition, two other options are offered to the family. Most families opt to use the funeral ark, being a platform on which the funeral urn is placed, allowing flowers to be laid on supports at either end and fitted with handles on either side. Four family members act as bearers. If the family receives condolences at the place where the ceremony is held, the ark may have already been placed there when the family arrives or we can enter with it just before the beginning of the ceremony. In this way the officiant will receive us as he would for the remains. If an ark is not opted for, the urn will be placed on a table for the ceremony. In this type of service, the funeral home staff coordinates all the funeral process services and is present at each step, while the family need make only a single stop, if desired.

Transfer service with a ceremony

For this type of service, the remains are cremated without the ceremony of prior private or public visitations taking place. A ceremony, during which the ashes are presented, takes place in a place of worship, chapel or hall several days later. The family may receive condolences thirty to sixty minutes before the ceremony at the place where the ceremony is held or where they wish, and they may also receive condolences at the funeral home for a longer time and with amenities that are not found elsewhere. If so, after condolences everyone leaves the funeral home to go to the place where the ceremony will be held. In addition, two other options are offered to the family. Most families opt to use the funeral ark because it is a platform on which the funeral urn is placed, allowing flowers to be laid on supports at either end and fitted with handles on either side. Four family members act as bearers. If the family receives condolences at the place where the ceremony is held, the ark may be placed there when the family arrives or we can enter with it just before the beginning of the ceremony. In this way the officiant will receive us as he would for the remains. If an ark is not opted for, the urn will be placed on a table for the ceremony. In this type of service, the funeral home staff can coordinate all the funeral process services and is present at each step, while the family need make only a single stop, if desired.

Minimum service

For this type of service, the remains are cremated or interred without prior private or public visitations taking place. The funeral home staff only deals with legal tasks and cremation or interment of the remains, and recovery of the ashes from the crematorium, as required. Since we are only dealing with the minimum, the family needs to take care of formalities in connection with the clergy, cemetery, newspaper, etc. In addition, they must look after organisation of the ceremony and presentation of the ashes, if required, at the place of final disposal.

By law, every funeral establishment must make its price list of funeral services publicly available. Please be free to contact us for a copy of these lists or for any other information.



 
 

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