burial sites, our staff can arrange for such things as dove and balloon
cremation we can arrange for ashes to be entombed in a niche or to be
scattered in a variety of ways, by boat or even by plane is
a parent dies that has young children we provide a memorial book and a
desk where friends and relatives can sit and write about their
relationship with the deceased and perhaps how that person helped and made
a difference in their life. This bound volume is a wonderful and valuable
keepsake when the children grow older.
have conducted services for equestrians where we have set the
casket atop hay bales and used the deceased's saddle on top of the
casket instead of flowers. The riders show helmet and boots were
displayed as well.
the death of a young man, we displayed his kayak, skis, and surfboard
along with other personal items.
family of a woman that collected hats had many of them displayed around
the room, and in the obituary the family invited eleven women attending
the funeral to wear a hat or bonnet.
a prominent artist died, we turned the room into a gallery of sorts by
displaying some of his paintings. We also used the artist's self
portrait, had it miniaturized into a memorial card and printed a poem that
the family selected on the reverse side to hand out to those attending.
For an individual
who loved Japanese maple trees, we brought in 15-gallon potted
trees and displayed them along with his personal belongings.
Our staff later arranged to have the trees planted on their
an owner of an opera company died, we suggested they bring in some sets
and costumes to personalize the service.