Obituaries

Henny Vanderkuylen
B: 1927-02-25
D: 2019-10-11
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Vanderkuylen, Henny
Isabel Vock
B: 1931-03-25
D: 2019-10-03
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Vock, Isabel
Wendy McCarthy
B: 1970-11-17
D: 2019-09-23
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McCarthy, Wendy
Jim Wilson
B: 1932-05-01
D: 2019-09-20
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Wilson, Jim
Keith Robinson
B: 1929-04-27
D: 2019-09-20
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Robinson, Keith
Joanne Robertson
B: 1952-10-17
D: 2019-09-17
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Robertson, Joanne
Ken Parsons
B: 1952-03-05
D: 2019-09-13
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Parsons, Ken
Geraldine Clarke
B: 1927-10-09
D: 2019-09-11
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Clarke, Geraldine
Ernest Hunt
B: 1938-01-24
D: 2019-09-10
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Hunt, Ernest
Jean McLellan
B: 1931-07-13
D: 2019-09-10
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McLellan, Jean
Lillian Sparling
B: 1932-05-11
D: 2019-09-05
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Sparling, Lillian
Beatrice McNain
B: 1933-03-02
D: 2019-09-03
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McNain, Beatrice
Michael Thibideau
B: 1949-11-15
D: 2019-09-01
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Thibideau, Michael
Bruce Withers
B: 1959-08-23
D: 2019-08-29
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Withers, Bruce
Charles Dolmage
B: 1930-11-23
D: 2019-08-28
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Dolmage, Charles
Donna Hinz
B: 1933-05-13
D: 2019-08-25
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Hinz, Donna
Kim McDonald
B: 1964-12-26
D: 2019-08-22
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McDonald, Kim
Mae Ahrens
B: 1930-09-10
D: 2019-08-17
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Ahrens, Mae
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

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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