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Help & Guidance

Our Help & Guidance Center is full of useful, practical information to help you through all the stages of planning a funeral, and beyond. If you have any questions or would prefer to speak with someone directly, please contact us.

The Moments Before & After Death

Organ & Tissue Donation
Who You Should Call First
How to Tell Family Members

Preparing for the Funeral Service

Writing Down a Life: Crafting the Obituary
Preparing and Delivering a Eulogy
Social Expectations: a Primer on Funeral Etiquette
Frequently Asked Questions

Facing the Legalities

Gathering the Important Documents
Will I Need a Lawyer?
Death Certificates
Notifying Creditors and Government Agencies

Grief Resources

The Nature and Purpose of Grief
The Experience of Grieving
Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling
Helping Yourself Heal
Coming to Terms with Unexpected Death

Our goal is to serve the families in our community to the very best of our ability. Whether you’re local resident, or are coming in for a service from out-of-town or out-of-the country; if we can be of any additional assistance to you, please feel free to contact us.

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We understand it's not always possible to pay respects in person, & hope that this will help.

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Obituary Notifications

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Book of Memories™

Memorialization at its best, any family member or friend can take advantage of this free service by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Daily Grief Support by Email

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our daily grief support email, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

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