Obituaries

Ernest Patterson
B: 1935-12-16
D: 2017-12-12
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Patterson, Ernest
Wayne Hoath
B: 1945-11-06
D: 2017-12-09
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Hoath, Wayne
Ferenc Bicserdi
B: 1936-08-18
D: 2017-12-07
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Bicserdi, Ferenc
Steve Roth
B: 1937-04-28
D: 2017-12-04
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Roth, Steve
Winifred Chinner
B: 1940-10-10
D: 2017-12-01
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Chinner, Winifred
Elvira Michaelides
B: 1925-08-27
D: 2017-12-01
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Michaelides, Elvira
Edward Morgan
B: 1932-01-03
D: 2017-11-29
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Morgan, Edward
Rajini Kavenraj
B: 2017-11-29
D: 2017-11-29
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Kavenraj, Rajini
William Thompson
B: 1949-01-11
D: 2017-11-24
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Thompson, William
Leone Conner
B: 1933-11-19
D: 2017-11-22
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Conner, Leone
Margaret Knowles
B: 1939-05-18
D: 2017-11-16
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Knowles, Margaret
James Row
B: 1949-08-18
D: 2017-11-15
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Row, James
Squelch Allan
B: 1929-03-18
D: 2017-11-13
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Allan, Squelch
Pamela Morgan
B: 1949-03-21
D: 2017-11-11
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Morgan, Pamela
George Middleton
D: 2017-11-06
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Middleton, George
Horace Everett
B: 1923-03-25
D: 2017-11-04
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Everett, Horace
Raymond Clark
B: 1930-12-29
D: 2017-11-03
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Clark, Raymond
Josef Klingler
B: 1932-12-14
D: 2017-11-02
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Klingler, Josef
Wayne Scott
D: 2017-11-02
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Scott, Wayne
Joan Davidson
B: 1928-11-06
D: 2017-10-30
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Davidson, Joan
Martinus Zylstra
B: 1916-02-07
D: 2017-10-29
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Zylstra, Martinus

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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 905-655-3662 to begin.

Online Sources:

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