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Design A Healing Experience

Designing your Celebration! 

Funeral celebrations are the doorway to healing.
No matter how prepared for death we think we are, when we lose someone close to us,
we find ourselves unprepared for the loss.
We need to discover how important that person was to us.
 The funeral ceremony gives us that permission.

  1. Comfort in Tradition.
  2. Patriotic Honor.
  3. Together Is Better.
  4. Savor Memories.
  5. Ride Strong.
  6. No Place Like Home.
  7. How Would You Like To Be Honored?
  8. A Sporting Celebration.
  9. Keepsakes and Heirlooms.
  10. The Game Goes On.
  11. Take The Stage.
  12. Into The Deep.
  13. Reach for the Stars.
  1. Comfort in Tradition.

    We’ll help you design a service with classic rites and rituals that will feel like timeless tributes.

  2. Patriotic Honor.

    Show the deepest respect to a veteran with a flag presentation and 21-rifle salute.

  3. Together Is Better.

    For burials and cremations, create a unifying service with readings, memories and spirituality.

  4. Savor Memories.

    Gather loved ones with a delicious feast in a relaxed gathering.

  5. Ride Strong.

    Bring a prized vehicle into the service, from a fire truck they served on to a restored hot rod.

  6. No Place Like Home.

    Bring family and friends together in a home or private garden, around familiar belongings.

  7. How Would You Like To Be Honored?

    Funerals unite people when they need each other most. These services can be opportunities to celebrate everything amazing about the life that was lived. And also to give guests a meaningful, healing experience. Explore a range of ideas and find what speaks to you.

  8. A Sporting Celebration.

    For fans, you can show the passion of the game through memorabilia, tailgating and more.

  9. Keepsakes and Heirlooms.

    Bring a set of objects that shares a treasured hobby, and guests can even leave with an item.

  10. The Game Goes On.

    For card sharks, Scrabble pros or billiard players, the game can be incorporated as a tribute.

  11. Take The Stage.

    For thespians and opera lovers, a theatrical event can be the perfect end to a brilliant life.

  12. Into The Deep.

    For a loved one who feels home at sea, cremated remains can be scattered over an expanse of ocean.

  13. Reach for the Stars.

    “Fly me to the moon; let me sing among those stars.” Many of us long to be able to travel among the planets of our solar system and out among the stars. Becoming part of the cosmos may be the perfect ‘send off’ for someone special.

Endless Possibilities
we invite you to explore the many unique ways to celebrate and honor a life.

Everyone's life holds Special Stories - 
Tell it in the best possible way

Unique as Your Life

Unique as Your Life

It's important to take the time to acknowledge the uniqueness of your loved one: the individuality of their personality, and the uniqueness of their life's path. Not just for them, but for you:  it affirms the relationship, and leads to healing after loss. Honoring their life is truly an act of love - for both of you.

"Mourn not my death, but celebrate my life. 
Let the memories of the past live with us in spirit"

Whether you choose a funeral or memorial service, be it traditional or contemporary, this is the first step to bringing those you love together at a very difficult time so that they may acknowledge the loss and begin to heal.

Family and friends are the people who hold your hand as you take a million little steps in the right direction.

Funeral visitations provide a chance to talk, and to share memories and an an opportunity to  rejoice in a life that was lived. We gather with family and friends and say, "This life was important, this life touched mine". So, plan a service that is meaningful for you and your family. You can have your service anywhere, and any way you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung. Sometimes the simplest touches can create a moving and lasting tribute. We can arrange to have doves, or balloons released at the close of the service. Keepsake gifts to remember you by, such as shamrocks, ribbons to be worn by everyone, flower seeds, your best recipe, a little bottle of your favorite beverage can be given to everyone who attends. These are just a few ideas, the choices are endless. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to celebrate and honor your loved one.

Burial or Cremation?

Burial or Cremation?

Choosing between burial and cremation, usually people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the decision for your loved one, and for you.

Once you decide, the finer details come into focus.

If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. There also is the option for a 'green burial'.  If that's what your loved one would prefer, we'll guide you  through the choices.

If cremation is your choice, you'll need to decide if you want a visitation before the cremation and a religious or secular service and then what to do with the cremains: to bury, place in a niche at the cemetery, keep at home, or scatter.

Themed Personalized Celebrations

Themed Personalized Celebrations

Planning and participating in a meaningful ceremony helps you to begin to center yourself and make that painful but necessary transition from life before the death to life after the death. So, plan and design your loved one's funeral to express their personality and interests. Displaying treasured belongings, photographs,  photos made into a video telling their life story, items from a hobby or awards received, playing his/her favorite music, these little touches can all play a major role in making the funeral a moving and fitting tribute. Personalization can also be added by simply just choosing the most appropriate services and items.

Personalizing a funeral by portraying the personality and interests of a loved one helps to recenter us before we begin the painful but necessary emotional, physical and spiritual transition from life before their death to life after our loss. 

Whether you decide on a traditional funeral service with a viewing and burial or a more innovative one. we are here to provide you with ideas and options what offer flexibility and individuality with unlimited choices in merchandise and service and freedom to make decisions that are perfect for your family. Celebrate your loved one's life message and leave a lasting memory of them.

How do you want the footprint you left on this earth
to be remembered ?

Life is full of opportunities to show someone we love them.

A funeral or memorial service is one of those opportunities. Such a loving event celebrates the choices they made, the relationship you shared, and honors the memory of your loved one.

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; 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. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

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 a more unique setting. such as their favorite vacation spot. No matter where you decide to gather together, the service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

We're here to listen to your concerns, share your experience, 

and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together.