Obituaries

Margarette Houston
B: 1931-07-27
D: 2017-08-14
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Houston, Margarette
Lillian McCleverty
B: 1923-04-19
D: 2017-08-13
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McCleverty, Lillian
William Bowie
B: 1935-09-14
D: 2017-08-10
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Bowie, William
William Burrows
B: 1934-01-26
D: 2017-08-06
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Burrows, William
Winifred Austin
B: 1928-10-02
D: 2017-08-04
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Austin, Winifred
Jack Sipione
B: 1954-06-27
D: 2017-08-03
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Sipione, Jack
Daniel Ruberto
B: 2017-07-28
D: 2017-07-28
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Ruberto, Daniel
Elizabeth King
B: 1945-08-27
D: 2017-07-28
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King, Elizabeth
Gerhard Schroeter
B: 1928-09-26
D: 2017-07-28
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Schroeter, Gerhard
Edward Mondoux
B: 1935-08-25
D: 2017-07-26
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Mondoux, Edward
Ken Wells
B: 1962-08-09
D: 2017-07-23
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Wells, Ken
Helen Bourke
B: 1929-11-16
D: 2017-07-23
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Bourke, Helen
Winnifred Kelly
B: 1918-04-21
D: 2017-07-19
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Kelly, Winnifred
Leslie Dickson
B: 1931-02-01
D: 2017-07-17
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Dickson, Leslie
Graham Buffam
B: 1947-03-26
D: 2017-07-14
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Buffam, Graham
Patricia Warriner
B: 1928-08-19
D: 2017-07-10
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Warriner, Patricia
Vera Dunbar
B: 1926-03-25
D: 2017-07-04
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Dunbar, Vera
Eileen Clarke
B: 1925-12-19
D: 2017-07-02
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Clarke, Eileen
Griffith Jackson
B: 1926-04-01
D: 2017-07-02
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Jackson, Griffith
Donald Anderson
B: 1936-09-10
D: 2017-07-01
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Anderson, Donald
Winifred Soper
B: 1912-08-29
D: 2017-06-25
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Soper, Winifred

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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)-294-2030 to begin.

Online Sources:

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