Are You Planning The Cremation Service For Your Deceased Spouse?

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A couple of years ago, one of my dear friend’s mother lost her brave battle with cancer. Although my friend was sad, she was happy her mother wouldn’t have to suffer any longer. With the help of a local funeral home, my friend and her family planned a funeral service to celebrate the amazing life of their loved one. After discussing the order of service with the caring staff at the funeral home, my friend decided to read the beautiful eulogy her mother wrote at the funeral service. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of tasks a funeral home provides to families of deceased loved ones. Enjoy!


Are You Planning The Cremation Service For Your Deceased Spouse?

6 July 2018
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If you are planning the cremation services for your deceased spouse, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. After all, you are more than likely grieving over your loss. Having to plan a funeral service probably brings mixed emotions. On the one hand, you are probably grateful that you can plan exactly what your spouse would have loved for his or her service.

On the other hand, it's just a lot to put together, isn't it? From selecting items for a display to arranging the service, here are some ideas that might help you to plan something your spouse would be proud of, something those who attend will remember for a long time. 

A Display - One thing that makes a cremation service unique is that there's not a body present to whom people can say their farewells. Consider arranging a display of things that represent your spouse's life. For example, you might have a collection of pictures from your spouse's infancy through present day. Think of displaying items that tell of your spouse's hobbies. Say he or she loved to paint. If this is the case, consider displaying some of his or her artwork.

Was he or she in a special club or organization? If so, consider how you can display that. For example, if your spouse was part of a garden club, consider having a flower arrangement that mimics one he or she might have created. The same goes for your spouse's occupation. Think of displaying something that would represent that profession. For example, if he or she was an accountant, an accounting book from his or her collection would be a good addition to the display.

The Service - Think of how your spouse would have planned his or her own funeral service. For example, if he or she would have loved to have several people speak, consider inviting people from the congregation to come to the pulpit to express their own feelings regarding your spouse. Perhaps you would like to ask your spouse's siblings to share anecdotes from growing up days together.

Do you have children? If so, think of asking them to tell about special times they shared with your spouse. Think of music that your spouse would have loved as part of the service. For example, if he or she was a religious person, consider including hymns in the service. Perhaps your spouse loved the movies. If so, think of songs like Somewhere Over The Rainbow, from The Wizard Of Oz, as part of the music. 

For more information, contact a company like Delaware Valley Cremation Center.