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Arranging a Funeral

Planning a Funeral

One of the most stressful times in anyone's life is when the death of a loved one occurs. We need to feel that our great loss is understood and that there is someone capable of interpreting our precise needs. That’s where we at Fraser’s Funeral Home comes in. The myriad of arrangements that must be made at this time, can and will baffle most of us. However, we will relieve you of that burden by giving you the complete and comprehensive service your loved one justly deserves, from the preparation of your loved one and the flower arrangements, to the church service, and the purchasing and opening of the grave.
You can trust Frasers with all the necessary arrangements.

Types of Funerals

Just as no two people are alike, no two funerals are alike. While funerals often have many elements in common, they can differ greatly among various cultures and religions.
A funeral is a most personal event, celebrating the lifespan of an individual. The wishes of the deceased must be honoured, as well as any family preferences.

Traditional Religious Funeral Service

Prior to this service, the family often welcomes visitors. A visitation may also include a viewing of the body in the casket. At the service, a religious leader conducts the funeral, which can include prayers, music and songs, and eulogies. Flowers are a traditional decoration, symbolic of sympathy, love and respect. If you are a religious or spiritual person, or someone who values tradition, a traditional religious funeral would most likely be your best choice.

Non-religious Humanist Funeral Service

The main difference between a religious service and a humanist one is that the latter omits any reference to God or religion. Humanist funerals offer a dignified farewell to the deceased as well as a celebration of life. The focus of a humanist funeral is the tribute section, which can even be written in advance by the celebrant and includes tributes from family and friends. The service also may include a moment of silence, allowing attendees to reflect on the life of the celebrant.

For those who may prefer something less connected to organized religion, a humanist service is a good alternative. It also is a good choice for those whose family members celebrate different religions, as the service can make no references to religion, and it can certainly be spiritual without being religious. Because a humanist service is very personal, it is recommended for someone who is comfortable having intimate memories of his or her life shared during the service.


Cremation is an alternative to burial when someone dies. You can have the deceased’s body cremated and dispose of the ashes by burying them in a family plot using facilities provided by the crematorium or disposing of them privately.

The service at the Crematorium must be carried out within the time allowed by the Crematorium.

Family and mourners gather at the crematorium at an arranged time.

The coffin will be placed in a position for everyone to view. The chosen service will commence. It may include hymns, songs, prayers and eulogies.

Towards the end of the service, curtains will be drawn, and the coffin will be hidden from view. If you would prefer the coffin to remain on view until everyone has left this can be arranged.

Thank you for everything you did for us. From the very first meeting you were sympathetic and supportive, and led us though the entire process. You ensured our Father had a very dignified send off. .”