This section is dedicated to helping you through the difficult task of planning a funeral. Who should I call when a death occurs? How do I write an obituary? What can I do to help a loved one who is dying? You'll find the answers to these questions and other information to help you plan a funeral and beyond. If you have any questions, or prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact us.
Signs of Approaching Death
When the death of a family member or friend is imminent, emotions are strong; confused and disorganized thinking can be the order the day. Our guidelines and helpful hints can help bring a sense of order.
Organ & Tissue Donations
Are you or a loved one considering organ donation? Our list of common questions will help in making that decision. We also invite you to speak with our knowledgeable staff.
Who to Call First
No one is fully prepared for the death of a loved one. Even when anticipated due to illness, when the moment comes, who should you call? Our guidelines will help.
The phrase "family emergency" can send chills down your spine. After all, we're rarely prepared for one, are we? This is especially true when a loved one dies; what should you know in order to survive this trying time? Our candid answers can help.
Writing an Obituary
An obituary serves as notification that an individual has died and provides service details. But it can be for more than that. Our guidelines will help you in writing a well-crafted obituary.
What makes a funeral meaningful to those who attend? We believe it's a matter of ensuring the funeral ceremony is truly personal. Here's what we'd like you to know about what's involved in planning a personal, deeply meaningful funeral service for a loved one.
Writing and delivering a eulogy is a way of paying tribute to a loved one's memory. But it can be a challenge to write and to deliver. Our tips can help.
Unless you've been to many funerals, we're sure you have questions about what you should wear, say, or do while there. We've got the experience, and can give you the right information.
Many of today's families are turning away from traditional funeral formats. Instead they are choosing to host a memorial service. Often less formal, certainly more personal; memorial services offer these families unique opportunities for a meaningful and memorable ceremony, as well as communal healing.
Very few people are comfortable with the language of funeral service. If you question the meaning of funeral terms like "cremation" or "embalming"; or want to know more about "burial" or "visitation", you'll enjoy reading the information found within this section of our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions? We've listed the most common ones we've heard here, and provided honest answers to each. If yours isn?t listed here, we invite you to call us.