Obituaries

Donald O'Donoghue
B: 1930-03-25
D: 2017-10-04
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O'Donoghue, Donald
Peter Smithers
B: 1933-06-27
D: 2017-10-03
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Smithers, Peter
Kevin Johnston
B: 1985-10-17
D: 2017-09-28
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Johnston, Kevin
Kenneth Martin
B: 1937-11-03
D: 2017-09-27
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Martin, Kenneth
Joseph MacLachlan
B: 1948-07-25
D: 2017-09-21
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MacLachlan, Joseph
Rita Hurdis
D: 2017-09-19
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Hurdis, Rita
Jessie McBain
B: 1921-05-02
D: 2017-09-16
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McBain, Jessie
Kathleen Douglas
B: 1925-02-06
D: 2017-09-15
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Douglas, Kathleen
Frederick West
B: 1930-08-26
D: 2017-08-31
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West, Frederick
Margaret Timmons
B: 1934-09-12
D: 2017-08-31
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Timmons, Margaret
Joan Sealey
B: 1927-02-15
D: 2017-08-26
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Sealey, Joan
Gerald Simpson
B: 1926-10-24
D: 2017-08-23
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Simpson, Gerald
Kathleen Hudson
B: 1936-12-08
D: 2017-08-19
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Hudson, Kathleen
Catherine Coleman
B: 1921-07-25
D: 2017-08-18
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Coleman, Catherine
Hughie MacDonald
B: 1930-04-23
D: 2017-08-17
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MacDonald, Hughie
Kathleen MacLean
B: 1947-06-20
D: 2017-08-16
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MacLean, Kathleen
Raymond Raycroft
B: 1931-09-02
D: 2017-08-14
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Raycroft, Raymond
Gary LaRose
B: 1942-12-12
D: 2017-08-12
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LaRose, Gary
Gordon Weir
B: 1944-07-12
D: 2017-08-12
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Weir, Gordon
Jacqueline D'Aoust
B: 1932-11-22
D: 2017-08-08
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D'Aoust, Jacqueline
Louis Sharpe
B: 1926-03-11
D: 2017-07-27
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Sharpe, Louis

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
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