Funeral and Memorial Service
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.
Create a Healing Experience
In the depth of grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as quick as possible. But easier is not better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process together.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose cremation or burial; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service. The need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. Callahan-Edfast can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
Here at Callahan-Edfast, we offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in whatever setting you choose. No matter where you decide to gather friends and family together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
If burial has been selected by you or your family, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow normal tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, it could even happen in your family home.
Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains of the deceased. Callahan-Edfafst wants you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We suggest that you have a memorial or funeral service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are open to anything. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.