The Chapel of Light offers indoor niches in a beautiful setting. The niches are all glass front so that you may decorate with pictures and/or mementos. Generous use of stained glass and natural skylight within the design of the Chapel of Light, evokes a feeling of peacefulness while visiting. The indoor chapel is equipped with security locks that require an entry code. Each purchaser is given this code.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
We can help you come to the decisions that will meet your needs now, and in the future. After all, you will need to live with these decisions for a long time. Doing the right thing now can make all the difference in your peace-of-mind through the coming years. Contact us today to discuss your intentions.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Mausoleum crypts and niches are available for families choosing a burial or cremation with inurnment. Mausoleum entombment is considered to be the finest type of burial known to man. A mausoleum’s solid construction signifies durability, devotion and honor.
Friday, March 21, 2014
The accepted customs of dress and behavior in a funeral have changed over time, but courtesy never goes out of style. Here’s what we’d like you to know about funeral etiquette.
Making the Most of a Difficult Time
It’s important to know what religious, ethnic or personal considerations you need to take into account. And it’s also important to be respectful of the emotions of close family members.
Here are a few things expected of you:
- Offer an expression of sympathy.
Sometimes we are at a loss for words when encountering something as final as death. Simply saying "I'm sorry for your loss" is usually enough. Be respectful and listen attentively when spoken to, and offer your own words of condolence.
- Find out the dress code.
These days almost anything goes, but only when you know it's the right anything. In fact, sometimes the deceased has specified the dress code; “hawaiian clothing” is a common request. If you can't learn the wishes of the family, then dress conservatively, and avoid bright colors.
- Give a gift.
It doesn't matter if it is flowers, a donation to a charity or a commitment of service to the family at a later date; as always, "it's the thought that counts." Always make sure to provide the family with a signed card, so they know what gift was given, and by whom.
- Sign the register book.
Include not only your name, but your relationship to the deceased: co-worker, gym buddy, or casual acquaintance from the golf club. This helps family place who you are in future.
- Keep in touch.
It's sometimes awkward for you to do so, but for most people the grieving doesn't end with a funeral.
But, What Shouldn't You Do?
- Don't feel that you have to stay.
If you make a visit during calling hours there's no reason your stay has to be a lengthy one.
- Don't be afraid to laugh.
Remembering their loved one fondly can mean sharing a funny story or two. Just be mindful of the time and place; if others are sharing, then you may do so too. There is simply no good reason you shouldn't talk about the deceased in a happy, positive tone.
- Don't feel you have to view the deceased if there is an open casket.
Act according to what is comfortable to you.
- Don't allow your children to be a disturbance.
If you feel they might be, then leave them with a sitter. But, if the deceased meant something to them, it's a good idea to invite them to share in the experience.
- Don't leave your cell phone on.
Switch it off before entering the funeral home, or better yet, leave it in the car. All too often, we see people checking their cell phones for messages during the services.
- Don't neglect to step into the receiving line.
Simply say how sorry you are for their loss, offer up your own name and how you knew the deceased.
- Don't be too hard on yourself if you make a mistake.
Everyone does, and you can be sure that an apology may be all that's needed to mend and soothe.
When it's all over, always remember to continue to offer support and love to the bereaved. The next few months are a time when grieving friends and relatives could need you most. Let them know that your support did not end with the funeral.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
How an anticipated death is different
Step One: Orient yourself to the process.
Step Two: Reach out for professional and family help in advance.
Step Three: Taking care of yourself and family when the death occurs.
Step Four: Consider both the needs of your family and the wishes of the deceased.
Step Five: Ways of saying goodbye.
Step Six: Permanent Remembrance.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
• Support and comfort those who are grieving with a Spoonful of Comfort Sympathy Basket.
• This package includes one 64 oz. jar (4-6 servings) of "Spoonful of Comfort Chicken Soup".
• Spoonful of Comfort's chicken soup recipe is handmade the traditional way using all natural ingredients, no additives or preservatives.
• With great care, it is prepared in small batches to draw out the best flavors and ensure a superior taste that can not be matched by large scale processing.
• Ingredients: Chicken stock, chicken, pasta noodles, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and down-home comfort.
• Also included:
— one half dozen made from scratch rolls
— one half dozen oatmeal raisin cookies
— a cozy white plush throw blanket.
• To ensure quality and safety "Spoonful of Comfort Chicken Soup" packages all soup in an insulated liner with gel packs.
• Receiver will be asked to refrigerate upon receipt.
• All they have to do is heat and enjoy within 2-3 days, or freeze for later use.
• Our goal is to get your order out as quickly as possible. However, because we make our products fresh daily to order, orders received after 12:00 noon est. will ship the following day. We ship Monday-Friday.
• Your basket will be sent with a hand-written card with your personal message.