Obituaries

Iva Presley
B: 1931-05-19
D: 2019-05-24
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Presley, Iva
Denny Van Loon
B: 1926-08-24
D: 2019-05-18
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Van Loon, Denny
Esther Benton
B: 1940-07-25
D: 2019-05-12
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Benton, Esther
Ghislaine Diotte
B: 1947-04-01
D: 2019-05-05
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Diotte, Ghislaine
Shirley MacDonald
B: 1928-09-04
D: 2019-05-03
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MacDonald, Shirley
John Pruner
B: 1934-05-21
D: 2019-05-03
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Pruner, John
Mariette Lefebvre
B: 1923-07-26
D: 2019-05-02
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Lefebvre, Mariette
Anita Depratto
B: 1936-01-09
D: 2019-05-01
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Depratto, Anita
Raymond Charlebois
B: 1926-05-18
D: 2019-04-26
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Charlebois, Raymond
Gloria Rolland
B: 1927-03-29
D: 2019-04-26
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Rolland, Gloria
Pauline Laframboise
B: 1940-10-25
D: 2019-04-25
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Laframboise, Pauline
Réal Diotte
B: 1930-04-10
D: 2019-04-23
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Diotte, Réal
Hildred Hughes
B: 1949-03-27
D: 2019-04-22
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Hughes, Hildred
Salome Schroeter
B: 1928-12-20
D: 2019-04-18
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Schroeter, Salome
Veronica Lajoie
B: 1928-08-04
D: 2019-04-17
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Lajoie, Veronica
Billy Dennison
B: 2002-01-11
D: 2019-04-07
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Dennison, Billy
Gertrude MacDonald
B: 1938-10-15
D: 2019-04-06
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MacDonald, Gertrude
Stephanie VanderByl
B: 1984-10-09
D: 2019-04-01
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VanderByl, Stephanie
Robert MacLeod
B: 1972-01-08
D: 2019-03-28
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MacLeod, Robert
Shirley Evrall
B: 1939-03-05
D: 2019-03-27
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Evrall, Shirley
William McGrath
B: 1937-12-28
D: 2019-03-26
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McGrath, William

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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 613-525-2772 to begin.

Online Sources:

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