Obituaries

Jerome Zettler
B: 1924-12-29
D: 2018-10-11
View Details
Zettler, Jerome
Loreen Koehmstedt
B: 1945-06-21
D: 2018-10-01
View Details
Koehmstedt, Loreen
Claire Margetts
B: 1945-01-07
D: 2018-09-29
View Details
Margetts, Claire
Lori Cardinale
B: 1963-07-28
D: 2018-09-29
View Details
Cardinale, Lori
Nicholas Voisin
B: 1921-07-11
D: 2018-09-22
View Details
Voisin, Nicholas
Florence Schmidt
B: 1922-10-07
D: 2018-09-22
View Details
Schmidt, Florence
Glenn Miller
B: 1940-08-09
D: 2018-09-15
View Details
Miller, Glenn
Donald Jackson
B: 1946-09-06
D: 2018-09-15
View Details
Jackson, Donald
Donald Scott
B: 1953-05-02
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Scott, Donald
Valerie Wallace
B: 1937-12-27
D: 2018-09-02
View Details
Wallace, Valerie
Betty Keir
B: 1938-05-27
D: 2018-08-30
View Details
Keir, Betty
Beverley Keith
B: 1948-09-01
D: 2018-08-24
View Details
Keith, Beverley
John Schlosser
B: 1936-01-22
D: 2018-08-18
View Details
Schlosser, John
Robert Schnarr
B: 1954-09-03
D: 2018-08-16
View Details
Schnarr, Robert
Marjorie Dolson
B: 1926-07-20
D: 2018-08-14
View Details
Dolson, Marjorie
Maria "Mary" Soers
B: 1930-01-27
D: 2018-08-14
View Details
Soers, Maria "Mary"
Mary Schmidt
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2018-07-27
View Details
Schmidt, Mary
Denis Donnelly
B: 1943-05-10
D: 2018-07-23
View Details
Donnelly, Denis
Sandra Sawyer
B: 1942-12-21
D: 2018-07-20
View Details
Sawyer, Sandra
Curtis Biesenthal
B: 1998-12-24
D: 2018-07-16
View Details
Biesenthal, Curtis
Johannes "John" Al
B: 1931-09-08
D: 2018-07-01
View Details
Al, Johannes "John"

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1106 Yonge Street South
Box 69
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
Phone: 519-881-1273
Fax: 519-881-3382

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.