Obituaries

Sharon Olmstead
B: 1950-08-14
D: 2019-12-11
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Olmstead, Sharon
John Cade
B: 1937-04-11
D: 2019-12-09
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Cade, John
Lois Laurie
B: 1938-09-03
D: 2019-12-06
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Laurie, Lois
Evelyn Gilpin
B: 1925-11-11
D: 2019-12-05
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Gilpin, Evelyn
Beatrice Westbrook
B: 1931-07-15
D: 2019-12-01
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Westbrook, Beatrice
Elizabeth Sabyan
B: 1935-10-18
D: 2019-11-29
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Sabyan, Elizabeth
Traian Omorean
B: 1960-04-17
D: 2019-11-29
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Omorean, Traian
Alfred Matyas
B: 1932-06-28
D: 2019-11-20
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Matyas, Alfred
Vasco Almeida
B: 1932-10-21
D: 2019-11-20
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Almeida, Vasco
Ronald Austin
D: 2019-11-16
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Austin, Ronald
Murray Wivell
B: 1942-05-22
D: 2019-11-15
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Wivell, Murray
Mireille Dumouchel
B: 1925-05-01
D: 2019-11-10
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Dumouchel, Mireille
The Honourable Robert M. Thompson
B: 1947-06-05
D: 2019-11-06
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Thompson, The Honourable Robert M.
Lee Mels
B: 1972-06-27
D: 2019-11-05
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Mels, Lee
Donald Martin
B: 1935-03-09
D: 2019-11-02
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Martin, Donald
George Fairrais
B: 1928-08-06
D: 2019-11-02
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Fairrais, George
Shirley Ferris
B: 1928-11-22
D: 2019-10-29
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Ferris, Shirley
Russell Wilson
B: 1926-03-31
D: 2019-10-21
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Wilson, Russell
Frank Read
B: 1945-09-28
D: 2019-10-15
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Read, Frank
Shirley Cromwell
B: 1937-07-05
D: 2019-10-06
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Cromwell, Shirley
Lucy Preston
B: 1938-02-20
D: 2019-10-02
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Preston, Lucy

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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 (519) 449-1112 to begin.

Online Sources:

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