Today many people choose to have a celebration of life instead of a funeral. After a family member passes away, the family may want to offer this type of event to celebrate the deceased rather than have a more traditional funeral.
In some cases, people have a celebration of life event a few days, weeks, or even years after the funeral.
When you attend a celebration of someone’s life, you should experience a joyful event. As the name implies, you’re there to celebrate a life well lived.
Deciding whether to have a celebration of life or funeral is a choice to honor your family member and is strictly a personal decision. There are many factors to take into consideration including the wishes of the deceased person and the traditions and religious beliefs of your family.
Celebrations, Funerals and Memorial Services serve many purposes. Having a memorial service allows family and friends to come together and support each other in the grieving process. Funerals and Celebration events give loved ones an opportunity to memorialize the person and come to grips with the reality of their death. Many people consider the memorial service to be a celebration of the life of the deceased.
The opportunity to express love, thanks and honor for the departed person at a memorial or funeral service can be an important part of the grieving process.
Some may decide that a funeral service is not an appropriate way to memorialize their loved one. There are no rights or wrongs when it comes to these decisions; however, in most cultures some type of final ritual is commonplace. Our service professionals will help with either decision you choose.