Obituaries

Joseph McGlynn
B: 1929-11-06
D: 2017-04-19
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McGlynn, Joseph
Mary Reesor
B: 1928-06-13
D: 2017-04-18
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Reesor, Mary
Luigi Nicastro
B: 1936-12-07
D: 2017-04-15
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Nicastro, Luigi
Wayne Leckie
B: 1941-11-11
D: 2017-04-15
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Leckie, Wayne
James Armstrong
B: 1935-05-25
D: 2017-04-14
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Armstrong, James
Phyllis Pynkoski
D: 2017-04-11
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Pynkoski, Phyllis
Eleanor Ma
B: 1935-05-02
D: 2017-04-10
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Ma, Eleanor
Mary Hopperton
B: 1955-02-14
D: 2017-04-06
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Hopperton, Mary
Dorothy Coverley
B: 1926-07-23
D: 2017-04-05
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Coverley, Dorothy
John Sullivan
B: 1922-05-22
D: 2017-04-05
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Sullivan, John
Evelyn Whittamore
B: 1925-02-20
D: 2017-04-02
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Whittamore, Evelyn
Blanche Young-Leslie
B: 1933-03-05
D: 2017-04-01
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Young-Leslie, Blanche
H. Alvin Campbell
B: 1948-05-15
D: 2017-03-30
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Campbell, H. Alvin
Ernest Cozens
B: 1926-08-26
D: 2017-03-24
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Cozens, Ernest
Joanne MacDonald
B: 1948-05-28
D: 2017-03-22
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MacDonald, Joanne
Margaret Lerner
B: 1944-07-30
D: 2017-03-22
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Lerner, Margaret
Mikhail Kopelovich
B: 1936-02-06
D: 2017-03-22
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Kopelovich, Mikhail
Andre Matta
B: 1959-10-23
D: 2017-03-21
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Matta, Andre
Sulaiman Yacoub
B: 1937-01-01
D: 2017-03-18
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Yacoub, Sulaiman
Emily Norrie
B: 1994-11-29
D: 2017-03-15
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Norrie, Emily
Robert Sage
B: 1934-08-21
D: 2017-03-14
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Sage, Robert

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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 (905)-294-2030 to begin.

Online Sources:

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