What to Expect After the Funeral?

By: George Darte
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

People who attend a funeral are often nervous about the service and don’t know what they should do during it. Should they leave immediately after the service is complete? Should they wait and speak with the family? At Darte Funeral Home, we do our best to guide all attendees to ensure no one feels stressed or anxious. Here’s a look at what you can expect after a funeral:

1. Wait for Dismissal

The funeral director will dismiss the attendees after the funeral service is complete. It isn’t a good idea to leave before this dismissal unless there’s a true emergency. You can take this time to exchange a few words with the grieving family members or offer comfort to people who look like they need it.

2. Reception

Most families will hold a small reception at a different location after the funeral is over. This reception is usually reserved for close family members and friends. You don’t need to attend unless you are invited. If the family wants your presence, they will let you know at some time during the funeral or invite you after the dismissal. It is perfectly alright to deny the invitation if you have a prior appointment. However, it is a good idea to attend if you want to offer some comfort to the family.

3. Support Beyond the Funeral

Offer support to your grieving friends or loved ones by reaching out after the funeral. Keep the communication lines open, offer practical support, and help them when they need it. Even small things like taking them on a drive during weekends or ordering food for them can help.

If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call 905-937-4444 or use our contact form.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Financial Benefits Of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Many people are unnerved by the prospect of pre-planning a funeral. Some consider it unnecessary and others think it may be a bad omen. At Darte Funeral Home, we encourage clients to consider the m...

Building A Bucket List

A bucket list is a great way to organize your life and goals. It helps people focus, work towards their dreams in a realistic manner, and reach their goals. At Darte Funeral Home, we believe these ...

Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holidays

The holiday season provides a pleasant break from everyday life. You can use the opportunity to spend some time with loved ones, enjoy life, and celebrate. Unfortunately, the season isn't always pl...

Choosing a Funeral Casket – What Am I Looking For?

There are four factors to consider when while shopping for a funeral casket. They are budget, materials, size, and purpose. At Darte Funeral Home, we always help families make the right decision by...

Pre-Planning: The Time is Now

It’s not common to come across people that can discuss their death and how their funeral should be planned. If you’re a healthy individual, you might find the concept of pre-planning rather absurd....

How A Celebrant Helps A Family Heal

The death of a family member can be a very sensitive and stressful time for everybody. Channelizing all your thoughts and emotions can get very difficult amid the hustle-bustle of arranging a memor...

Tips for Explaining Death to Children

Talking about death with children can be a tricky topic to maneuver. Parents often find it difficult to talk about it explicitly. The concept of putting things under the rug doesn’t work when it co...

Funeral Etiquette 101

Some people find it very difficult to attend a funeral, especially if it is a new experience. While they want to offer comfort, they also want to make sure that they do not do anything wrong. At Da...

Top Reasons to Pre-Plan Before You Need It

Today the concept of pre-planning a funeral is becoming more widely accepted. Many people have specific ideas about how they want their funeral service tape to be. Also, they do not want to add any...

Modern Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

Losing a loved one is never easy but honoring them with a beautiful memorial service can go a long way to help family members recover. At Darte Funeral Home, we always encourage clients to personal...