Now that you have thought about burial versus cremation for your loved one, it is time to think about what you would like the service to look like and represent. Chapel Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Markham can help you plan a funeral or memorial service that reflects the individual whose life you wish to reflect and celebrate. 

The Location of the Service

There are many options to holding a service for your loved one. It can be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home in Markham, at a church or place of worship, or a hall - the options are endless. This is where you can rely on the funeral director to help create a memorable service.

Pallbearers

Pallbearers are the people you have probably seen who carry the casket at the service, if there is a casket present. If the service features a casket, have you thought about who you will ask to hold this responsibility?

Who Will Be Officiating the Service?

You can choose to have a minister officiate the service or a celebrant. The difference between the two are religious and non-religious. Some find it offensive to speak of religion if the deceased did not have religious beliefs. The choice is yours for who you would like to officiate the service. Chapel Ridge has very strong relationships with both religious and non-religious celebrants. If your family does not know of a celebrant, our staff can assist you in finding someone who is able to create a personal, memorable service.

Notifying Others of the Death

There is likely a list of people that were important to your loved one. Preparing a list of who should be notified of the passing of your loved one will be beneficial to you when making the arrangements. Chapel Ridge Funeral Home has a number of ways of notifying people in the community and beyond of the death. Speak to our staff about these options.

There are a number of options to celebrate the life of your loved one, if you would like to discuss these, please contact us.

8911 Woodbine Avenue | Markham, ON L3R 5G1 | Phone: (905) 305-8508 | Fax: (905) 305-8128 | Email: info@chapelridgefh.com