Serving the Bruce
the George Funeral Home we offer all types of funeral services. Before
you select a service it might help to think about why we have funerals,
one of the hardest thing you'll ever do is say goodbye to someone
you love. Taking some time now to think about how to say goodbye can
make a tremendous difference when the time comes.
A funeral is an important opportunity to pay tribute to someone you
have loved. Regardless of your traditions, it's a time for relatives
and friends to gather, to share memories, to tell stories and to support
one another. It's often been said that funerals are for the living.
That's why it is important to say goodbye in a way that has meaning
for you. A funeral should be a celebration of life.
Before choosing a funeral service, take into consideration the needs
of each family member and the many options available to your family.
It may be helpful for some family members to have an open casket,
to begin the healing process. The body present serves as a focal point
for mourners and helps them acknowledge the reality of death.
Funeral Service is with the deceased present. The day before the funeral,
there is visitation generally in the afternoon and evening. The service
itself is normally the following day, either in the chapel of the
funeral home, in a church, or in a location chosen by the family.
A funeral often consists of scripture readings, prayers, a eulogy,
favorite poems, sometimes a sermon, and music. After the funeral there
may be procession to the cemetery. A committal service may be held
at the cemetery or place of service. There is often a reception to
follow at the church, at a local service club, or at the family's
A Memorial Service is when
the deceased is not present. It may take place at the funeral home,
the family's residence, an eldercare centre, a church, or even outdoors.
This is a time to remember your loved one through fellowship with
friends and family. The memorial service can also be an addition to
a traditional funeral service. For example, having a traditional funeral
service here and then a memorial service back in the deceased's home
town. A memorial service can take place after burial or cremation,
if this meets the need of the family.
The Committal Service is
a brief service at the gravesite after a traditional funeral service
but prior to the burial. This is where family and friends say their
final good byes at the final resting place. If cremation is the choice
of disposition, the cremated remains can also be placed at the cemetery.
This does not restrict you from having a visitation and a funeral
service the following day. It is even possible to have a procession
to the cemetery for a committal service.(Back to
when there is no funeral ceremony. The deceased is placed in the care
of the funeral home until the proper paperwork has been completed,
and the necessary permits are obtained. Then the body is placed in
a cremation container or casket and then transported to the crematorium.
Following cremation, the remains are placed in a basic urn and are
ready to be buried, placed in a niche, or taken home to be scattered.
There is also a Direct Burial which does not consist of a funeral
service. Again the person is placed in the care of the funeral home
until the proper paperwork is completed. Then the body is placed in
a casket of the family's choice. The casket is transported to the
cemetery for burial.
There are several options and variations of the services available.
If you would like to discuss them, please feel free to call the funeral
home at any time. Whether we meet at the funeral home, in your home,
at a place of your choice, or just talk on the phone, we would like
to hear your ideas to help when a death has taken place or is expected.
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