Frequent Questions

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The funeral is a ceremony of proven worth and valuefor those who mourn. It provides an opportunity for the survivors and otherswho share in the loss to express their love, respect and grief. It permitsfacing openly and realistically the crisis that death may present. Through thefuneral, the bereaved take that first step towards emotional adjustment totheir loss.

Only you can answer that question. The type ofservice conducted for the deceased, if not noted in a pre-arrangement plan, isdecided by the family. The service is usually held at a place of worship or atthe funeral home. However the service may vary in ritual according to religiousdenomination or the wishes of the family. The presence of friends at this timeis an acknowledgment of friendship and support. A private service is byinvitation only where selected relatives and a few close friends attend thefuneral service. A memorial service is usually a service without the bodypresent and can vary in ceremony and procedures according to the family'scommunity and religious affiliations.

Absolutely, in fact, we recommend it. After all, thefuneral is a celebration of life. Funeral directors are happy to discuss alloptions and ensure your funeral is tailored to your wishes. It may bepersonalized in many unique ways. Contact us at (204) 857-4021 to explore thepossibilities.

There are many reasons to view the deceased. Itis part of many cultural and ethnic traditions, and many grief specialistsbelieve that viewing aids the grief process, by helping the bereaved recognizethe reality of death. Viewing is also encouraged for children, as long as it istheir desire to do so, and the process is explained well.  

It is helpful to friends and the community to havean obituary notice published announcing the death and type of service to beheld. A notice can be placed in a local newspaper, or any other newspaperpublication if needed.  Our funeral homecan provide you with an obituary guideline to help with this process.  Any and all information to be included in theobituary should be verified with another family member.  You may wish to consider placing a photograph. If you decide to place an obituary in anewspaper the funeral home will assist you with along with checking with thedeadlines for publications.

Funeral directors are both caregivers andadministrators. In their administrative duties, they make the arrangements fortransportation of the body, complete all necessary paperwork, and implement thechoices made by the family regarding the funeral and final disposition of thebody. As caregivers, funeral directors are listeners, advisors and supporters.They have experience assisting the bereaved in coping with death. Funeraldirectors are trained to answer questions about grief, recognize when a personis having difficulty coping, and recommend sources of professional help.Funeral directors also link survivors with support groups at the funeral homeor in the community.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days aweek. All you need to do is place a call to us at (204) 857-4021. If you requestimmediate assistance, one of our professionals will be there as soon aspossible.  If the family wishes to spend a short time with the deceased tosay good bye, that is perfectly understandable and we will come when your timeis right.  then, we will touch base to set-up an arrangement meeting to go over your funeral arrangements.

We can assist you if a death occurs anywhere.Contact us immediately, and we will assume responsibility and coordinate thearrangements for bringing your loved one home into our care.  

Embalming sanitizes and preserves the body, retardsthe decomposition process, and enhances the appearance of the body.  Itmakes it possible to lengthen the time between death and the final disposition,thus allowing family members time to arrange and participate in the type ofservice most comforting to them. Embalming the body enables mourners to viewthe deceased if they wish. The emotional benefits of viewing the deceased areenormous, particularly to those having difficulty dealing with the death.

No, cremation is an alternative to earth burial forthe body's final disposition and can follow a traditional funeral service. 

Yes. Cremation does not preclude having avisitation period and a funeral service. Cremation is simply one option forfinal disposition of the body.

In some respects, funerals are a lot like weddingsor birthday celebrations. The type and cost will vary according to the tastesand budget of the consumer. Not only that, a funeral home is a 24-hour,labor-intensive business, with extensive facilities and equipment (viewingrooms, chapels, limousines, hearses, etc.), these expenses must be factoredinto the cost of a funeral. Moreover, the cost of a funeral includes not onlymerchandise, like caskets, but the services of a funeral director in makingarrangements; filing appropriate forms; dealing with doctors, ministers,florists, newspapers and others; and seeing to all the necessary details. 


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