Grief Counselling

The Manitoba Funeral Service Association is pleased to partner with Manitoba Blue Cross to offer COMPLIMENTARY Grief Counselling to those families who need the extra assistance and guidance during the COVID-19 crisis.

We understand that COVID-19 has dramatically changed how we, as a community, are responding to death and dying. Family and friends may not be able to visit a loved one in their final hours, or find a sense of peace and support to the same extent through rituals like funerals due to the restrictions on gatherings. People cannot travel to support those in mourning. All of these conditions are barriers to the grief process and consequently leave our grieving families more vulnerable to experiencing complications to the grief process.

Please give McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel a call or email us for further information and referral to program. 


McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel remains deeply committed as always for the safety of our families, guests, staff and community. Our team is closely monitoring this evolving situation of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and are following guidelines and taking additional precautions that have been put forth by our National and Provincial Funeral Associations, along the health guidelines from the Province of Manitoba and Health Authorities.

As an extra layer of precaution for you, at the funeral home we are doing additional cleaning and disinfecting, we have taken additional measures to increase the disinfecting of all surfaces within the funeral home. We are supplying hand sanitizer at the funeral home. We also suggest washing your hands, covering coughs/sneezes and avoiding physical condolences. Looking someone in the eye, with loving words and a warm smile are as meaningful to the family as a handshake or hug.

All of us at McKenzies are here to assist families in caring for their loved ones and we will continue to give them guidance during these uncertain times. Recognizing a life that has been lost is a critical step in the grief journey.

McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel wants to reassure families that we will continue to provide the opportunity to have private small gatherings within the guidelines given by the Province of Manitoba and will also work with families who choose to have a celebration of life at a later date for their loved ones.  

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and make any necessary changes as we work through these uncertain times.

Please take care of yourself and others, while we all get through this together.


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Celebrating Life, Acknowledging Loss.


At McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel we truly strive to do just that. Our task is to guide and support families through a very difficult time in their lives by tailoring a funeral service best suited to honour the family member they have lost. As Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a well-known Grief Educator has said "Funerals are most meaningful when they are personalized tributes to the unique life and relationships of the person who has died". In keeping with this philosophy we offer a wide variety of choice to personalize your tribute by: sharing memories, memory table, picture boards, stationary options,picture slideshows, etc.. We also have facilities to fulfill the family needs:chapel, viewing room, reception area, casket/urn display rooms, cemetery and crematorium (which is offered right here in Portage la Prairie owned and operated by us).

 

An additional part of our service is Evergreen Memorial Gardens,our cemetery is located just north of Hillside Cemetery (city operated). We offer many different final disposition options including, columbarium, scattering garden, traditional and cremation plots with flat marker or upright marker options. We have created a peaceful, garden like setting in which to treasure memories of your loved ones.

 

Our caring staff is committed to serve you with all of your pre-need requirements.  Arrangements vary with each individual family. Rational and logical decisions are made at a non-emotional time with a no pressure approach.

 

At McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel we are 100% committed to service.


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