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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What is a Memorial Service?

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.

Memorial Service Ideas

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.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at (519) 449-1112 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.