We encourage families to have conversations about life and what matters most. Learn about meaningful memorialization today.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
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.
We use embalming today for two primary reasons - to allow adequate time between death and burial to observe social customs such as visitations and funeral services, and to prevent the spread of infection.
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. It's your decision!
Decomposition of the body in the earth (after burial) is the slow oxidation of the body tissues. Cremation, on the other hand, provides rapid oxidation.
A "visitation" is when the body is laid out in the casket (which may be open or closed) before the service so that mourners may come to "visit."
A memorial service is a service without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures according to the community and religious affiliations.
A funeral is so much more than a way to say goodbye; it's an opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special.