Funeral Terms

This section of our website will deal with an ever-evolving content of funeral and related issues. This area will soon be fully searchable and we hope will contain answers to any and all questions or concerns you might have.

We believe that a better understanding of what is involved in the funeral process and the options available, will allow you to make a much more informed decision saving both confusion and compounded grief at the time of a loss.

Embalming
This is probably one of the most popular question a funeral director gets asked
Burial
This page, and the one on cremation, may be especially difficult for you, yet deciding between burial and cremation is one of the first choices you must make..
Cremation
Decomposition of the body in the earth (after burial) is the slow oxidation of the body tissues
Visitation
A visitation offers a chance for people to "pay their final respects" to the deceased.
Memorial Services
A memorial service is a service without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures according to the community and religious affiliations.
Meaningful Services
A funeral is so much more than a way to say goodbye; it's an opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special.

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