Obituaries

Allan Derbyshire
D: 2018-02-15
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Derbyshire, Allan
Gayle Blair
D: 2018-02-12
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Blair, Gayle
Muriel Nelles
D: 2018-02-05
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Nelles, Muriel
Murray Smith
D: 2018-01-14
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Smith, Murray
Richard Turner
D: 2018-01-09
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Turner, Richard
William Werner
D: 2018-01-06
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Werner, William
Vivian Korte
D: 2018-01-04
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Korte, Vivian
John Androney
D: 2018-01-03
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Androney, John
Frank Wieler
D: 2018-01-02
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Wieler, Frank
Robin Scott
D: 2017-12-29
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Scott, Robin
Lucille Vaandering
D: 2017-12-28
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Vaandering, Lucille
Dorothy Rive
D: 2017-12-28
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Rive, Dorothy
Eleanor Dickinson
D: 2017-12-23
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Dickinson, Eleanor
Myles Hunter
D: 2017-12-20
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Hunter, Myles
Robert Rogers
D: 2017-12-18
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Rogers, Robert
Barbara Evans
D: 2017-12-06
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Evans, Barbara
Warren Howell
D: 2017-12-06
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Howell, Warren
Raymond Laird
D: 2017-12-05
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Laird, Raymond
John Clark
D: 2017-11-23
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Clark, John
Dr. Karl Kaiser
D: 2017-11-22
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Kaiser, Dr. Karl
Lugene Raven
D: 2017-11-20
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Raven, Lugene

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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 905-468-3255 or 1-877-356-3550 to begin.

Online Sources:

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