How to Plan a Funeral

Whether you choose burial or cremation, having a service to honor life, and a permanent place to visit remains, is an essential part of the healing process. We’ll educate you on how to plan a funeral, in both the traditional and nontraditional inclusions in these ceremonies. We can help you design an observance that’s as unique as the life it’s about.

How to truly support yourself and others at a time of grief.

It’s about bringing those you love together, at a time of loss. It’s a natural thing to do, and over time, has become a socially-expected practice. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing.

STEP 1

Designing your Funeral

There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.

You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung. We can arrange to have doves, or butterflies released at the close of the service. Keepsake gifts of wildflower seeds or a tree seedling can be given. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.

STEP 2

Designing Your Memorial

STEP 3

Offering Support

You’re not alone.

With our online grief support you’re assured of our commitment to helping you through this difficult time. It doesn’t matter what time of day, or what day of the week you need support, we’re here for you. You can access online counseling services, join in group grief support, or watch our interactive videos, anytime: 24/7. No matter how you feel at this moment, you have our commitment – you’re never alone.

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Don’t Leave the Burden on Your Family.

Download our Advance Planning Guide so you can minimize the stress of unknown preferences and decision-making under pressure, ahead of time.

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