Remembering Loved Ones Creating a Personalized Funeral Service

April 22nd, 2023
Remembering Loved Ones Creating a Personalized Funeral Service

In today’s blog article, we would like to talk about how to create a personalized funeral service. There are many ways to do this, and we will just offer some suggestions.

First, the deceased may have voiced what they wanted or even written it down. So, if you are able to follow that individual’s wishes, then you are way ahead of the game. Perhaps, that person said what kind of funeral service he or she wanted, or maybe he or she wanted none at all.

If you do not have specific direction from the deceased, they you have to use your imagination. Did the deceased like a certain kind of music? Then you can play that in the background at a funeral service or celebration of life. Or maybe you want someone to sing a favourite song.

Was the deceased an avid gardener? Perhaps you will want lots of flowers and greenery at a funeral. Was he or she a lover of literature? Perhaps you will want someone to read some poetry or a few well-loved quotes.

The most important point here is to try to honour the person who has passed on. There are an unlimited number of ways you can do that, which depend on how well you knew that person, and what his or her favorite activities were and what was most important to him or her. Give some thought to these things, and ask the funeral director for help if you are feeling lost.

You can avoid the problems planning a funeral if you tell your loved ones well in advance of your passing exactly what you want or do not want in your funeral. It is even possible to include a Memorandum with your will. While the Memoradum is not legally binding, it can outline your funeral wishes and make life much easier for those who have to plan the funeral after you are gone. 

Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, provides has been providing compassionate funeral services on the Lower Mainland for over 60 years. We have deep roots in the community and take great pride in caring ethics and exemplary service. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about funeral services, please call us at (604) 463-8121.