Obituaries

Wayne Inglis
B: 1952-02-19
D: 2018-12-15
View Details
Inglis, Wayne
Shirley Wise
B: 1934-09-14
D: 2018-12-04
View Details
Wise, Shirley
Albert Weber
B: 1938-01-20
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Weber, Albert
Ruby Nelson
B: 1926-08-24
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Nelson, Ruby
Ronald Cassidy
B: 1957-07-12
D: 2018-11-28
View Details
Cassidy, Ronald
April Waechter
B: 1946-10-24
D: 2018-11-16
View Details
Waechter, April
Carden "Scotty" Vickers
B: 1942-07-25
D: 2018-11-16
View Details
Vickers, Carden "Scotty"
Roy MacDonald
B: 1939-12-17
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
MacDonald, Roy
Mary Fleming
B: 1914-09-30
D: 2018-11-08
View Details
Fleming, Mary
Carolyn Scherders
B: 1957-12-24
D: 2018-11-08
View Details
Scherders, Carolyn
Mary Siegner
B: 1936-03-28
D: 2018-11-03
View Details
Siegner, Mary
John "Jack" Church
B: 1935-09-04
D: 2018-11-03
View Details
Church, John "Jack"
William Cox
B: 1927-06-18
D: 2018-11-03
View Details
Cox, William
Lloyd Dealy
B: 1926-07-04
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Dealy, Lloyd
William Lamont
B: 1941-12-27
D: 2018-10-28
View Details
Lamont, William
Lucille Koehmstedt
B: 1941-12-27
D: 2018-10-25
View Details
Koehmstedt, Lucille
Rita Finch
B: 1928-05-23
D: 2018-10-24
View Details
Finch, Rita
Raymond Spitzig
B: 1934-04-03
D: 2018-10-17
View Details
Spitzig, Raymond
Erma Larsen
B: 1944-04-07
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Larsen, Erma
Sybil Elaine Wilhelmina Stoneham
B: 1922-09-03
D: 2018-10-13
View Details
Stoneham, Sybil Elaine Wilhelmina
Jerome Zettler
B: 1924-12-29
D: 2018-10-11
View Details
Zettler, Jerome

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.