Many people tremble when they think about death. It could be emotionally draining when you ponder over choosing a cemetery plot for you or a loved one of yours. But keep in mind that making advanced funeral arrangements like picking a cemetery plot ahead actually helps reduce stress, especially for the ones left behind. Advanced preparation mitigates stress for all family members, even the one being laid to rest because of the knowledge that everything has been settled beforehand. Read more
Planning the memorial service or funeral of a loved one is never an easy task. It is not easy to be pragmatic in the midst of emotional turmoil and grief. And, while it is a hard task that can be difficult to take in stride alongside pain management, funeral planning must be done.
Even if you want to dilly-dally, procrastination is not an option in this matter. Whether it’s your first time or succeeding time making funeral preparations, it can be a bit tricky to find your way through it all. So, to give you a sense of guidance, here are some funeral mistakes that you should avoid making. Read more
When someone moves on from this ephemeral world, it’s common for families to host a wake. In general, a wake is referred to as a memorial event or social gathering which is held before a funeral with the body present.
In the olden tradition, a wake is usually held at the deceased person’s home. The body receives preservation treatments while the funeral services team sets up the place for viewing. But in these modern times, more and more families choose to hold the wake at a funeral home or an alternative location like a church. Read more
Whether you’re pre-planning funeral arrangements to make it easier for your loved ones in the future or you have an immediate need because a loved one died, it is critical to select a reputable funeral home that you feel comfortable with. Trust is essential, especially in a service that’s as sensitive as this one. Read more
When a loved one passes away, it has been a tradition to host a funeral. A funeral service is not merely for the dead but it encompasses everything about them and who they are. It is also a form of closure for everyone who knew the deceased and shared a relationship with them, no matter how brief. Read more
Selecting what outfit to wear can be daunting if you are attending the funeral services of a loved one or friend. Traditionally, black is the go-to color choice that is associated with funerals. However, keep in mind that all funeral ceremonies are unique. It can vary depending on the wishes of the deceased, the traditions of the family, the cultural heritage, and the religious affiliation of the dead.
Sadly, the pandemic strips us of the most important component of funeral services, which is social support. With strict government regulations in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, funeral homes and crematoriums have to comply with strict social distancing measures and limit funeral attendees. Read more
Goodbyes are always difficult. Period. Saying goodbye to a person you love under normal circumstances is already rough. After all, no one wants to be separated from a person they hold dear. However, saying goodbye to someone who is dying from a terminal illness or a person who is suddenly in palliative care because of an accident or stroke makes goodbyes even more heartbreaking. How do you say goodbye when you know you will be planning a funeral soon? When you know that this goodbye will be final and forever, what words can you say? If you need help, consider the following suggestions to help you and your beloved find peace while there’s still time left. Read more
At this time, most people around the globe are busy compiling their resolutions to ring in the new year. It usually revolves around losing weight, exercising, or hitting work goals. However, celebrating the New Year when your loved one just passed away poses a different challenge. You may have felt the same melancholy and longing to get through Christmas without your loved one by your side. Similarly, New Year’s Eve may also cause the same emotional upheaval, especially if you’ve just recently concluded the funeral services. Instead of feeling relief at the thought of leaving a dark year marred by loss and pain, the new year may bring worries, anxieties, and fears.
If you have to speak in the funeral services, you may feel nervous about addressing everyone. After all, this is a very trying period filled with dark emotions. First and foremost, you must remember that giving a eulogy or a speech that gives tribute to the deceased’s life is an honor. It is a task that is given to close family and friends.
Chris Silverthorne – Owner
Funeral Establishment Operator FE-1001
Tranquility Funeral Services
2390 Haines Road, Unit 14
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1Y6
TEL: (905) 855-7565