Obituaries

Lance Heald
B: 1927-01-27
D: 2019-04-19
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Heald, Lance
Rose McDermott
B: 1923-02-13
D: 2019-04-15
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McDermott, Rose
Helen Pichor
B: 1941-07-06
D: 2019-04-15
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Pichor, Helen
Echo Buset
B: 1979-04-20
D: 2019-04-14
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Buset, Echo
Douglas Britten
B: 1945-10-02
D: 2019-04-12
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Britten, Douglas
William Wiggins
B: 1948-07-22
D: 2019-04-10
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Wiggins, William
Margaret Tuomi
B: 1935-03-03
D: 2019-04-09
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Tuomi, Margaret
Dennis Fonso
B: 1950-11-05
D: 2019-04-07
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Fonso, Dennis
Peter Chiodo
B: 1929-02-11
D: 2019-04-07
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Chiodo, Peter
Pauline Elcheson
B: 1921-09-16
D: 2019-04-06
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Elcheson, Pauline
Giuseppe Gini
B: 1938-03-06
D: 2019-04-02
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Gini, Giuseppe
Bruce Matinet
B: 1977-01-16
D: 2019-04-02
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Matinet, Bruce
Margaret Elizabeth Clifford
B: 1933-01-24
D: 2019-04-01
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Clifford, Margaret Elizabeth
Zvonimir Erzetic
B: 1930-09-12
D: 2019-03-30
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Erzetic, Zvonimir
Steven Sawula
B: 1953-05-11
D: 2019-03-27
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Sawula, Steven
Beverly Dalton
B: 1940-04-26
D: 2019-03-27
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Dalton, Beverly
Margaret (Peggy) Brescia
B: 1925-09-01
D: 2019-03-23
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Brescia, Margaret (Peggy)
Ronald Brunelle
B: 1951-12-16
D: 2019-03-22
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Brunelle, Ronald
Ronald Arthur
B: 1945-01-08
D: 2019-03-19
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Arthur, Ronald
Eric Peterson
B: 1917-05-21
D: 2019-03-18
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Peterson, Eric
Laraine Pepler
B: 1948-03-15
D: 2019-03-18
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Pepler, Laraine

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home, or a community hall. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more meaning than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

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