All You Need To Know - FAQ
What is a funeral?
A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the
opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and grieve the passing of their loved
one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life. A funeral is a vital first step to help the
bereaved heal after the loss of someone special.
What type of service should I have?
If no pre-arrangements have been made, the type of service is entirely up to you. Services are
usually held at a funeral home or a place of worship. There is a wealth of different services, ranging
from a traditional religious or military service to something a little more non-traditional. Our funeral
directors are more than happy to work with you to figure out what would be the most appropriate.
Can I personalize a funeral?
Of course you can, in fact more and more people are opting for a more non-traditional personalized
service. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate somebody's life. There are many unique ways
to celebrate life, let the funeral director know exactly what your desires are and they will honour
Do we need to have an obituary notice and what is included in one?
It is highly recommended to have an obituary notice that's either placed in a local newspaper, or
placed online. An obituary lets the public know that a death has occurred, and gives them
information about the service. Obituaries generally include the deceased's full name, age, city and
date of birth and the city they were living in when they died. It also includes the name of the
deceased's spouse, along with the names of anyone else significant in their lives, such as parents,
children or grandchildren. Space may be limited in a newspaper obituary, but you may include a
little blurb on the life and legacy of the deceased. An online obituary or memorial website offers
you the chance to add a lot more about the deceased.
Who are funeral directors and what do they do?
Funeral directors are in charge of all the logistics following a death. They complete all the necessary
paperwork, make arrangements for the transportation of the body, and put into action the choices
made by the family in regards to the funeral service and the final resting place of the body. Beyond
the logistics, funeral directors are there to provide moral support and guidance for someone coping
with death.What happens if the death occurs in the middle of the night or on the weekend?
We are here to help, funeral directors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a
What if a death occurs away from my home town?
We are here to help, we can arrange to have the remains transported home from anywhere in the
world. We will assume responsibility and make the proper arrangements to have the remains return
to the community.
What is embalming and what purpose does it serve?
Embalming sanitizes and preserves the body; it also slows down the decomposition process and
enhances the appearance of the body damaged by traumatic death or illness. Embalming gives time
to the family of the deceased to arrange a service, and allows the family the option of having an
Do need to have an embalming?
No. In fact some religions forbid embalming. However, some countries require embalming by law in
order for remains to leave or enter the country. If it is not against your religious custom, embalming
is recommended, especially if there is an extended gap between death and burial or cremation.
How much does a funeral cost?
The cost of the funeral varies depending on the wishes you have.
Call us to ensure all your needs are met.