The type of service that you choose should reflect your loved one's personality. It is a Celebration of their life, a time for people to gather and share in the loss and express their grief, sympathy and love. At the funeral home we will sit down with you and provide you with all of the different types of services and products that are available to you. Whether your choice is a traditional service with visiting, a chapel or church service, a small gathering of just family, burial or cremation, we will be there to provide all of the options. It is important to us that we accommodate every reasonable request our families have.
We try to encourage families to personalize the services they are having for their loved ones. We try to do this by having families bring in personal belongings, such as their fishing gear or knitting tools, anything that would describe their loved ones life.
We also have different products that can be geared towards your loved ones life. Our caskets can be customized with panels that go in the back of the casket. These panels can have any picture, scene or verse on it. We also have caskets that the corners can be replaced with an angel, fish or a rose, there are numerous corners to choose from. We can produce a picture tribute to your loved by a collage or by video to be on display during the visitation. Again, we try to accommodate every reasonable request our families may have.
Our Funeral Home has visitation rooms to accommodate any gathering, whether big or small. We have a coffee lounge for you to gather your thoughts and take a little break. There is always coffee, tea, pop and water available for visitors at the funeral home and we always make sure we have a tray of sweets for our guest at the funeral home. We can also accommodate families if they wish to have a reception at the funeral home or if they wish to have a reception elsewhere we can certainly organize that reception for you as well.
We collect memorial donations on behalf of any organization and make sure our families receive a card from every person who made a contribution to that charity. We accept flowers and place them in the visitation room for the families to see who sent the flowers and we deliver them to wherever families tell us to deliver them, whether it is a nursing home, hospital or someone’s home.
Every person that passes away may be entitled to the Canada Death Benefit through the government. Family may be entitled to the Survivors benefit or Children’s benefit. Filing for these benefits may be confusing and frustrating. At the funeral home we like to sit down with each family and discuss what benefits they may be entitled to and we fill out the correct applications for you and mail them off on your behalf. We will also help you cancel life insurance policies, pension plans, cancel credit cards, anything that you would like help with to make things a little easier on you when settling your loved ones estate.
At McGlade Funeral Home we provide a calming atmosphere, refreshments, hospitality, lounges and visitation rooms to accommodate every family and we respond to every reasonable personal request families may have.
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.