It’s true that more people are choosing cremation today. Sometimes following the cremation there may be a memorial service or there may not be one. Sometimes there is a very personal gathering of family at the graveside to say goodbye and sometimes there is a boat chartered out into the waves of Lake Erie…any funeral home can arrange those kinds of services with outside companies who offer them. When I hear people talking about these kinds of services, I hear different comments…some people like it and some don’t but it’s a very personal choice and more times than not, it is a choice that was made very clear before the person passed away. I always said that I wanted to be cremated and have my ashes spread in my mother’s garden so that if I got stuck on her boots I would go for a walk with her. Since that isn’t possible anymore, I am open to whatever my family’s needs are at the time. While a simplified funeral service may be less expensive than a traditional funeral service, both services can be equally as meaningful. There are so many ways that you can make that time what you need it to be. I always say to follow your heart and then you will know that you did what was right. You only have one chance and you won’t regret the things that you do, only the things that you didn’t do. I wish that people wouldn’t be afraid to ask me any question because you would find that I am one of the most open minded people that you will come to know in your life. I will discuss any funeral service options with you. We are not a part of a “pack” that other funeral homes say they are trying to lead; instead we are part of the “pack” that is led by consumers. Our motto here is “yes we can” or more importantly “yes YOU can”.
Until next week,