A Final Farewell

The essence of the funeral service is a final farewell to a loved one. In most cultures, this is a beautiful, formal service that reflects the history, tradition and religious beliefs of the family and the community. By providing a way to say goodbye to a loved one, these formal services help families accept their loss and open themselves to the process of healing. Their link to a family's rich history and tradition offers a sense of continuity, and is a source of comfort to the people who participate.


The most meaningful and comforting farewell service is one with a strong link to the beliefs of the person being honored. It helps everyone who attends feel a special connection to their loved one's life. The shared experience of a beautiful service connects family members with each other - the people who can be their best source of comfort and support.


Our professional staff has experience in working with families from all traditions and cultures. We can help create a meaningful Farewell Service that reflects the dignity, history and rich spirituality of your family.


Secular Services

  • NON-TRADITIONAL FUNERAL CEREMONY
  • POTENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A NON-TRADITIONAL FAREWELL SERVICE
  • SUGGESTED STRUCTURE OF THE NON-TRADITIONAL MEMORIAL
  • POETRY AND PROSE
  • MUSIC


Venues for Formal Services

Religious Traditions

  •  CONFUCIANISM  
  •  CHRISTIAN  
  •  BUDDHIST  
  •  JUDAISM
  •  MUSLIM
  •  HINDU
  •  BAHA'I
  •  SIKH
  •  TAO

Memorial Services

  •  AMISH  
  •  BAPTIST 
  •  ANGLICAN  
  •  LUTHERAN
  •  APOSTOLIC
  •  METHODIST
  •  PENTECOSTAL
  •  PRESBYTERIAN
  •  ROMAN CATHOLIC
  •  CHURCH OF CHRIST
  •  FRIENDS - QUAKERS
  •  ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
  •  JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
  •  SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
  •  CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
  •  UNITARIAN - UNIVERSALISM
  •  LATTER DAY SAINTS / MORMONS