Obituaries

Christopher Hacio
D: 2019-02-19
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Hacio, Christopher
Catherine Colquhoun
B: 1927-05-04
D: 2019-02-18
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Colquhoun, Catherine
Gordon Shewfelt
B: 1936-04-12
D: 2019-02-18
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Shewfelt, Gordon
Edna Devine
B: 1920-03-30
D: 2019-02-16
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Devine, Edna
Kenneth Campbell
B: 1933-08-25
D: 2019-02-16
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Campbell, Kenneth
Leo Arsenault
B: 1945-10-16
D: 2019-02-14
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Arsenault, Leo
Ezio Domenis
B: 1934-10-15
D: 2019-02-13
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Domenis, Ezio
Rita Paquette
B: 1929-05-23
D: 2019-02-10
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Paquette, Rita
William Langila
B: 1931-10-06
D: 2019-02-08
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Langila, William
Leo Catanzaro
B: 1962-01-22
D: 2019-02-06
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Catanzaro, Leo
Corey Mark
B: 1995-11-10
D: 2019-02-05
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Mark, Corey
Mark Conliffe
B: 1934-01-26
D: 2019-02-02
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Conliffe, Mark
Theresa Sinoway
B: 1951-05-29
D: 2019-02-01
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Sinoway, Theresa
Corinne Wainio
B: 1927-04-09
D: 2019-01-27
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Wainio, Corinne
Louise Harasemchuk
B: 1940-04-03
D: 2019-01-27
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Harasemchuk, Louise
Gerald Smith
B: 1938-11-07
D: 2019-01-25
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Smith, Gerald
Madelaine Rimkus-Jaatinen
B: 1978-12-19
D: 2019-01-25
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Rimkus-Jaatinen, Madelaine
Emilio Colla
B: 1936-02-15
D: 2019-01-24
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Colla, Emilio
Agnes Arril
B: 1937-06-22
D: 2019-01-23
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Arril, Agnes
Albina Krpan
B: 1925-10-20
D: 2019-01-21
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Krpan, Albina
Allan Veldhuis
B: 1965-08-30
D: 2019-01-20
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Veldhuis, Allan

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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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