Obituaries

Elmer Stiles
B: 1926-07-10
D: 2018-07-14
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Stiles, Elmer
Dennis Hawthorne
B: 1946-05-04
D: 2018-07-13
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Hawthorne, Dennis
Ronald Andrews
B: 1928-09-15
D: 2018-07-12
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Andrews, Ronald
Shirley Dowling
B: 1935-08-17
D: 2018-07-12
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Dowling, Shirley
Ralph Kientz
B: 1941-01-10
D: 2018-07-11
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Kientz, Ralph
Peter Darby
B: 1946-08-03
D: 2018-07-11
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Darby, Peter
Alberta Schneider
B: 1934-10-10
D: 2018-07-10
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Schneider, Alberta
Pauline Michaelchuk
B: 1942-11-10
D: 2018-07-07
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Michaelchuk, Pauline
Joanne Overguard
B: 1957-03-01
D: 2018-07-05
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Overguard, Joanne
Dorothy Smith
B: 1935-01-05
D: 2018-07-05
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Smith, Dorothy
Clifford Wenger
B: 1943-03-21
D: 2018-07-01
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Wenger, Clifford
Adelard Grzela
B: 1951-02-25
D: 2018-06-30
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Grzela, Adelard
Lawrence Graham
B: 1925-01-18
D: 2018-06-24
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Graham, Lawrence
Audrey Spooner
B: 1940-09-26
D: 2018-06-21
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Spooner, Audrey
Annie Zazulak
B: 1922-10-26
D: 2018-06-20
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Zazulak, Annie
John Sloan
B: 1942-09-13
D: 2018-06-19
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Sloan, John
Norman Demers
B: 1950-07-19
D: 2018-06-18
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Demers, Norman
Carol Houcher
B: 1953-04-24
D: 2018-06-18
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Houcher, Carol
Dustin Lesyk
B: 1996-05-20
D: 2018-06-17
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Lesyk, Dustin
Janet Armstrong
B: 1932-06-14
D: 2018-06-15
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Armstrong, Janet
Wayne Lashmore
B: 1945-09-08
D: 2018-06-15
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Lashmore, Wayne

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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 403.507.8610 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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