Should children go to a funeral?

Answer: Every child is different. Children will grieve a death but it is often misinterpreted as being ‘cranky’ or ‘moody’. The best way to deal with children surrounding a death is to be very open and honest with them. Even…

What happens if I don’t have a will?

Answer: When a person dies without a will, it is referred to as intestate.  The family is often uncertain as to who is in control of the estate and the funeral arrangements. If the deceased has a surviving spouse, that person…

What can I do now to plan for my funeral?

Answer: Perhaps the most important thing to do is to have an open discussion with your family about your, and their, needs for your funeral.  Your local funeral home can provide you with booklets to aid you in collecting necessary…

Who is the funeral service for?

Answer: Contrary to popular belief, the funeral is not for the deceased but rather in honour of the deceased. The funeral is truly for the bereaved that are left behind to find a new identity without the deceased in their life.  It…

What are the different types of funeral service?

Answer: There are three basic types of funeral service: traditional, memorial, and immediate disposition. Traditional services usually include embalming, viewing if the family wishes, body and casket present at the funeral service, stationary, vehicles, funeral staff, and equipment.  Memorial services…