Obituaries

Geraldine McParland
B: 1946-11-23
D: 2017-09-19
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McParland, Geraldine
Jean Jamieson
B: 1930-11-17
D: 2017-09-17
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Jamieson, Jean
Annie Gauthier
B: 1927-01-21
D: 2017-09-15
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Gauthier, Annie
Frances Kras
B: 1935-08-11
D: 2017-09-14
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Kras, Frances
Gary Ashbaugh
B: 1942-12-16
D: 2017-09-12
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Ashbaugh, Gary
Harold Williams
B: 1928-06-04
D: 2017-09-09
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Williams , Harold
Donald Cheshire
B: 1946-01-27
D: 2017-09-08
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Cheshire, Donald
Louis Blacqueire
B: 1952-01-18
D: 2017-09-08
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Blacqueire, Louis
Dea Kowalski
B: 1931-06-14
D: 2017-09-07
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Kowalski, Dea
Amanda Devine
B: 1927-12-11
D: 2017-09-07
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Devine, Amanda
Anne Kulikowski
B: 1917-11-22
D: 2017-09-07
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Kulikowski, Anne
Jennifer Harney
B: 1933-04-06
D: 2017-09-06
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Harney, Jennifer
Isabel Crouse
B: 1946-02-19
D: 2017-09-03
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Crouse, Isabel
Janet McGill
B: 1955-12-11
D: 2017-09-03
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McGill, Janet
Raymond Dubois
B: 1924-06-27
D: 2017-09-03
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Dubois, Raymond
Marcia Parry
B: 1953-10-15
D: 2017-08-30
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Parry, Marcia
Sr. Fidelis Orban
B: 1927-06-21
D: 2017-08-29
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Orban, Sr. Fidelis
Glenn Murray
B: 1946-02-19
D: 2017-08-29
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Murray, Glenn
Avril Gordon
B: 1940-03-17
D: 2017-08-27
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Gordon, Avril
Catherine Pead
B: 1928-02-11
D: 2017-08-26
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Pead, Catherine
Donald Scott
B: 1925-05-03
D: 2017-08-26
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Scott, Donald

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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 905-549-9955 to begin.

Online Sources:

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