Obituaries

Clarence Wilhelm
B: 1929-11-03
D: 2017-12-14
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Wilhelm, Clarence
Mary Robinson Ramsay
B: 1947-04-26
D: 2017-12-13
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Robinson Ramsay, Mary
Liam McGeachy
B: 1998-02-27
D: 2017-12-09
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McGeachy, Liam
James Setley
B: 1935-05-23
D: 2017-12-05
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Setley, James
Heather Bradley
B: 1955-01-11
D: 2017-11-17
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Bradley, Heather
Wm. Robert "Bob" Lammie
B: 1945-01-01
D: 2017-11-16
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Lammie, Wm. Robert "Bob"
Linda Arnold
B: 1947-06-26
D: 2017-11-11
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Arnold, Linda
Victor Lair
B: 1936-10-16
D: 2017-11-05
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Lair, Victor
Shirley Hepburn
B: 1932-12-04
D: 2017-11-03
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Hepburn, Shirley
John "Jack" Moffatt
B: 1929-01-04
D: 2017-10-20
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Moffatt, John "Jack"
Paul Stewart
B: 1957-10-18
D: 2017-10-16
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Stewart, Paul
Michael Dales
B: 1951-11-22
D: 2017-10-09
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Dales, Michael
Beatrice Potts
B: 1928-04-05
D: 2017-10-03
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Potts, Beatrice
Paul Benninger
B: 1940-12-12
D: 2017-09-24
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Benninger, Paul
Bertha Bolton
B: 1942-12-09
D: 2017-09-18
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Bolton, Bertha
Orland Hamilton
B: 1935-10-21
D: 2017-09-10
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Hamilton, Orland
John "Jack" Ellis
B: 1923-04-10
D: 2017-09-02
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Ellis, John "Jack"
Mary Beth Zister
B: 1959-04-14
D: 2017-09-01
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Zister, Mary Beth
Steven Ottewell
B: 2001-05-21
D: 2017-08-25
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Ottewell, Steven
Randall Legault
B: 1961-03-12
D: 2017-08-20
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Legault, Randall
Edwin Fedy
B: 1929-12-14
D: 2017-08-17
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Fedy, Edwin

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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 519-881-1273 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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