Funeral Etiquette

What will typically happen on the day of the funeral?
How will the service be structured?
What are the DO's and DON'Ts at a Funeral Service?
Should children attend a funeral service?

A Personal Journey

Funerals are an important step in the grieving process, as well as an opportunity to honor a life lived. They offer family members and friends a caring, supportive environment to gather and support each other in a loss, as well as to celebrate the life that has been lived. Browse our list of frequently asked questions and answers to get to know more about the whole process.

What type of funeral fits your family?


Every funeral is different. Every family is different. A family should make a funeral choice that fits their needs at the time of loss. Among the options to consider are: traditional service with viewing and burial, traditional service with cremation to follow, cremation with a memorial service, or any type of arrangement that is right for your family. Many people are now using our pre-planning and pre-funding services to ensure their wishes are carried out upon their death and to relieve family and friends from additional stress.

How can we make the funeral service personal?

A funeral can be as unique as the person who died. Picture displays and video tributes are examples of the several ways to portray and celebrate the life of a loved one.

Some families choose unique songs and music to play at the service. Having a reception following the funeral or memorial service provides fellowship and a place for people to gather and reminisce in a more casual setting.

Other options to personalize a service may include: a colourful coffin, dove release, balloon release, displaying personal memorabilia or treasures.

Colourful Coffin

It is possible to personalise the coffin to suit a individual's character or interests. The 'Spitfire' coffin has proved very popular with former RAF service personnel.

We can produce a unique video tribute of your loved one to be displayed either during the service or the wake that follows.