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Memorial Services

Using the information below, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.

A memorial service is a ceremony that memorializes and honors the deceased after the body has been cremated or buried. A memorial service has the same meaning of any other type of funeral service; honor and pay tribute to the deceased. The memorial service often takes place weeks or even months after the death has occurred.

MEMORIAL SERVICE VS. FUNERAL

The biggest difference of a traditional funeral and a memorial service is that the body is not present in a casket at a memorial service. However, an urn with the loved one’s ashes may be present at a memorial service. Both traditional funeral services and memorial services have structure, and both bring the community together in support and remembrance. However, a traditional funeral service is much more structured and formal. A traditional funeral service is often associated with religion so it is often led by a member of clergy, whereas a memorial service is led by a celebrant or master of ceremonies. Memorial services often allow for each guest to participate to some level, where guests of a traditional funeral are really just there to observe and reflect.

MEMORIAL SERVICE VS CELEBRATION OF LIFE

A celebration of life is an event that truly celebrates the loved one’s passions, intellectual pursuits, personality, and personal accomplishments. A celebration of life can really have no structure at all and can be anything you want.

A memorial service could be best described as a gentle mix of a traditional funeral and celebration of life. A memorial service has some structure, but it still allows you the flexibility to make the ceremony unique and personalized to fit the individual being honored. Also the mood generally lies somewhere in the middle of completely somber and celebratory.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE IDEAS

A memorial service is a ceremony that memorializes and honors the deceased after the body has been cremated or buried.

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Memorial Releases

Butterfly release or dove release - the family and close relatives are letting go of their loved one.

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Food & Drink

You can personalize a memorial service by serving some of your loved one’s favorite dishes and beverages.

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A Photo Collection

You can choose amount a lot of photo slideshows, type of video tribute or old-fashioned photo collages.

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IMMEDIATE BURIAL

Your loved one’s physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES

Traditional funeral services are established by one’s cultural or religious customs.

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CREMATION

Cremation is an alternative to burial and to the interment of your loved one in a coffin.

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