Obituaries

Lyle Manary
B: 1932-10-19
D: 2018-06-14
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Manary, Lyle
Ruth Dunnett
B: 1922-04-02
D: 2018-06-06
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Dunnett, Ruth
Wilmer Woroniuk
B: 1945-09-01
D: 2018-06-02
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Woroniuk, Wilmer
Renwick Craig
B: 1940-05-17
D: 2018-06-02
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Craig, Renwick
Calum Varey
B: 1943-10-17
D: 2018-05-29
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Varey, Calum
Allan Bonazzo
B: 1941-07-09
D: 2018-05-27
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Bonazzo, Allan
Costantino Costanzo
B: 1920-09-09
D: 2018-05-27
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Costanzo, Costantino
Helen Cox
B: 1924-12-12
D: 2018-05-27
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Cox, Helen
Giovanni Niccoli
B: 1930-03-09
D: 2018-05-26
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Niccoli, Giovanni
Vieno Johnson
B: 1920-05-18
D: 2018-05-24
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Johnson, Vieno
Anne Maki
B: 1925-07-20
D: 2018-05-21
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Maki, Anne
Madeleine Lemieux
B: 1929-01-22
D: 2018-05-20
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Lemieux, Madeleine
Genevieve Wilson
B: 1931-07-09
D: 2018-05-19
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Wilson, Genevieve
Barbara Pretlac
B: 1937-01-26
D: 2018-05-18
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Pretlac, Barbara
Elsie Rowson
B: 1917-11-18
D: 2018-05-18
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Rowson, Elsie
Isabella Ross
B: 1927-10-03
D: 2018-05-17
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Ross, Isabella
Alfredo Coccimiglio
B: 1940-11-11
D: 2018-05-14
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Coccimiglio, Alfredo
Tauno Laine
B: 1925-04-29
D: 2018-05-14
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Laine, Tauno
Gary Gusul
B: 1947-12-03
D: 2018-05-12
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Gusul, Gary
Raymond Kwandibence
B: 1964-03-23
D: 2018-05-11
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Kwandibence, Raymond
Joanne Hargreaaves
B: 1951-07-11
D: 2018-05-09
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Hargreaaves, Joanne

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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 807-345-5351 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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