We respectfully caution families against foregoing any memorial or funeral service. We understand and can sympathize with the fact that going through a service sounds very difficult, but we promise that it is a healthy, helpful, and essential part of the grieving process.
We understand how hard it is to go through the grieving process. It may seem easier, quicker, and cheaper to forgo any service at all. Grief experts around the globe say that coming together with the family and friends of the loved one is necessary to begin to heal. You never know which friend, family member, coworker, or acquaintance of your loved one you will be helping immensely by hosting a remembrance event.
Coming together with family and friends will give each person the opportunity to begin healing in their personal journey with the loss. The people in attendance will greatly appreciate a place to express emotions, hear and share memories, and reach out for support. Regardless of the type of service you choose to have, the need for honoring and acknowledging the life remains.
Our funeral home is a lovely setting to join together with friends and family to celebrate the life lost. That being said, it is best to create a memorial service as unique as the life. If their personality better suits another location or setting, then that’s where you should go. Either way, the act of gathering together will benefit everyone in attendance, we promise.
You can choose to follow a traditional service with a viewing or a more relaxed service in the family home. Usually when we plan a ceremony involving a burial, the casket is present, and concludes with your loved one’s interment in a cemetery. This is totally optional of course, as we are here to execute the wishes of you and your loved one. We are glad to assist you in the decisions you will be faced with and come up with the perfect ceremony for you.
A common misconception is that choosing cremation limits the ways in which you can honor a life. This is simply untrue. We highly recommend having a funeral or memorial service regardless of the way you handle physical remains. As mentioned earlier, the service is a very helpful and necessary element of the healing process for the family and loved ones.
UTN aims to empower people who want to make a difference through whole-body donation by uniting them with professionals dedicated to the advancement of medical technology, training and education.
If you’re considering whole-body donation please know that it does not prohibit organ donation. We can assist in coordinating your wishes with UTN.
Think It Through
Part of our job is to make sure that you honor the memory of your loved one as best as you possibly can. We never want you to look back on the service and wish you had done something differently. We invite you to take advantage of us and our space as a safe area to gather together to find support, memories, and love.
Contact us today to speak with one of our directors about your next steps.