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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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home, or a community hall. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more meaning than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

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