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Maria Van Roessel
B: 1931-03-19
D: 2019-08-09
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Van Roessel, Maria
Malcolm "Clair" McKerchar
B: 1952-10-16
D: 2019-08-03
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McKerchar, Malcolm "Clair"
James Ward
B: 1934-09-07
D: 2019-07-31
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Ward, James
Ann De Vries
B: 1936-04-23
D: 2019-07-27
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De Vries, Ann
Armando Ara
B: 1938-12-10
D: 2019-07-16
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Ara, Armando
Joyce Ristau
B: 1953-08-08
D: 2019-07-16
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Ristau, Joyce
James Paratchek
B: 1944-08-25
D: 2019-07-15
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Paratchek, James
Patricia Zurba
B: 1960-01-27
D: 2019-07-12
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Zurba, Patricia
Abraham Friesen
B: 1988-12-07
D: 2019-07-06
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Friesen, Abraham
Hugh Edighoffer
B: 1928-07-22
D: 2019-07-02
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Edighoffer, Hugh
Mike Danieli
B: 1971-06-15
D: 2019-07-02
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Danieli, Mike
Elnor Wick
B: 1952-01-13
D: 2019-07-01
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Wick, Elnor
Alfred Young
B: 1936-06-16
D: 2019-06-28
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Young, Alfred
Eva Rock
B: 1916-07-14
D: 2019-06-11
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Rock, Eva
Cheryl Wettlaufer
B: 1968-01-18
D: 2019-06-08
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Wettlaufer, Cheryl
Ilene MacDonald
D: 2019-05-30
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MacDonald, Ilene
Raymond Myers
B: 1935-03-16
D: 2019-05-29
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Myers, Raymond
Audrey Henderson
B: 1938-07-08
D: 2019-05-21
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Henderson, Audrey
Dorothy Wiederman
B: 1943-06-22
D: 2019-05-16
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Wiederman, Dorothy
Jason Satchell
B: 1974-11-10
D: 2019-05-16
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Satchell, Jason
Nancy Dearing
B: 1955-11-26
D: 2019-05-10
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Dearing, Nancy

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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 (519)348-8643 to begin.

Online Sources:

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