Obituaries

Virginia Mihut
B: 1924-08-05
D: 2020-01-24
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Mihut, Virginia
Cecil Pinkerton
B: 1940-10-23
D: 2020-01-21
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Pinkerton, Cecil
Josephine Wijesinghe
B: 1925-03-16
D: 2020-01-21
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Wijesinghe, Josephine
Maria Sanders
B: 1952-10-22
D: 2020-01-18
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Sanders, Maria
Dawna Rafuse-Mitchell
B: 1939-02-12
D: 2020-01-17
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Rafuse-Mitchell, Dawna
Audrey Williams
B: 1931-11-21
D: 2020-01-16
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Williams, Audrey
Trevor Sawler
B: 1962-03-18
D: 2020-01-16
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Sawler, Trevor
Roger Toner
B: 1948-08-01
D: 2020-01-14
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Toner, Roger
Kevin Roach
B: 1965-02-27
D: 2020-01-09
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Roach, Kevin
Barbara Nicholls
B: 1928-11-22
D: 2020-01-09
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Nicholls, Barbara
Troy Scanga
B: 1970-05-15
D: 2020-01-05
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Scanga, Troy
Dianne Cowan
B: 1964-03-28
D: 2020-01-05
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Cowan, Dianne
Gail Sutton
B: 1947-12-19
D: 2020-01-01
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Sutton, Gail
Kenneth Corcoran
B: 1944-04-11
D: 2020-01-01
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Corcoran, Kenneth
Lewis Fox
B: 1943-07-30
D: 2019-12-28
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Fox, Lewis
Jane Valenteyn
B: 1931-01-28
D: 2019-12-25
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Valenteyn, Jane
Jeremiah McKenzie
B: 2019-12-25
D: 2019-12-25
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McKenzie, Jeremiah
Helen Ayres
B: 1923-01-30
D: 2019-12-13
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Ayres, Helen
Gurbachan Dhillon
B: 1935-12-10
D: 2019-12-11
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Dhillon, Gurbachan
Stephen Gibbs
B: 1952-08-09
D: 2019-12-09
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Gibbs, Stephen
Gerard McKinnon
B: 1940-08-11
D: 2019-12-07
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McKinnon, Gerard

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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.

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?
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