Obituaries

Michele Di Trolio
B: 1935-09-20
D: 2017-12-07
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Di Trolio, Michele
Emilia Cuzzetto
B: 1929-09-26
D: 2017-12-06
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Cuzzetto, Emilia
Margaret McCarthy
B: 1933-02-04
D: 2017-12-06
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McCarthy, Margaret
Daniela Zalunardo
B: 1962-06-27
D: 2017-12-04
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Zalunardo, Daniela
Angelo Mattiello
B: 1923-09-16
D: 2017-12-03
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Mattiello, Angelo
Lawrence Pimentel
B: 1961-03-07
D: 2017-12-02
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Pimentel, Lawrence
Maureen Holmes
B: 1956-11-28
D: 2017-11-28
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Holmes, Maureen
Ljubo Genovese
B: 1930-07-06
D: 2017-11-23
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Genovese, Ljubo
Frank Woods
B: 1984-02-04
D: 2017-11-16
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Woods, Frank
Maria Donatiello
B: 1938-09-01
D: 2017-11-16
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Donatiello, Maria
Mary Pettovello
B: 1912-02-11
D: 2017-11-16
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Pettovello, Mary
Orsola Santorelli
B: 1929-07-24
D: 2017-11-16
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Santorelli, Orsola
Josip Vicic
B: 1934-12-16
D: 2017-11-14
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Vicic, Josip
Giuseppe Guzzo
B: 1931-11-13
D: 2017-11-12
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Guzzo, Giuseppe
Caterina Arcadi
B: 1934-09-17
D: 2017-11-11
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Arcadi, Caterina
William Birkett
B: 1927-07-14
D: 2017-11-05
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Birkett, William
Dolores Ciolfi
B: 1926-01-15
D: 2017-11-05
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Ciolfi, Dolores
Attilio Pannozzo
B: 1953-09-17
D: 2017-11-01
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Pannozzo, Attilio
Rosa De Marco
B: 1928-02-21
D: 2017-11-01
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De Marco, Rosa
Sau Mah
B: 1935-08-02
D: 2017-11-01
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Mah, Sau
Davis Kon Siong Chong
D: 2017-10-31
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Chong, Davis Kon Siong

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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 (604) 298-2525 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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