What Types Of Memorial Services Are Offered?

By: George Darte
Monday, March 27, 2023

When a loved one passes away, it can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. The grieving process can be made even more challenging when trying to decide on the type of memorial service that would best honor their memory. Funeral homes are there to help families through this process by providing a range of memorial services to choose from. At George Darte Funeral Chapel, we offer a range of memorial services.

What Types Of Memorial Services Are Offered?

Here is a look at the types of memorial services funeral homes offer:

1. Traditional Funeral Services

A traditional funeral service is a formal ceremony that typically takes place in a funeral home or place of worship. It involves a visitation or wake, followed by a funeral ceremony, and then a burial or cremation. The funeral director will work closely with the family to ensure that all of their wishes are met, including the selection of caskets or urns, flowers, music, and readings.

2. Cremation Services

Cremation is an increasingly popular option for families who prefer a simpler, more environmentally friendly approach to burial. Funeral homes offer a range of cremation services, including direct cremation, where the body is cremated without a formal ceremony or visitation. They also offer memorial services where family and friends can gather to remember and honor their loved ones.

3. Celebration Of Life Services

A celebration of life service is a more informal way to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one. It can take many different forms, including a garden party, beach barbecue, or even a motorcycle ride. The funeral director will work with the family to create a unique and personalized celebration of life that reflects the interests and passions of the deceased.

4. Graveside Services

A graveside service is a brief ceremony that takes place at the gravesite. It can be combined with a traditional funeral service or held separately. The funeral director will work with the family to coordinate the logistics of the graveside service, including transportation, seating, and the selection of a casket or urn.

5. Green Burial Services

Green burial is a more environmentally friendly approach to burial that avoids the use of embalming chemicals and non-biodegradable materials. Funeral homes offer a range of green burial services, including natural burial grounds, eco-friendly caskets or shrouds, and biodegradable urns.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with George Darte Funeral Chapel at 905-937-4444 if you would like to speak with a funeral director about the memorial services we offer. Feel free to use this form to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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