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Une envolée de colombes ajoute une touche de réconfort à un service funéraire. Certaines de nos familles clients nous ont dit que ce geste avait représenté le symbole réconfortant de libérer l’âme de leur proche pour qu’elle repose en paix. Lisez notre article de blogue pour plus de renseignements sur le symbolisme rattaché à une envolée de colombes et pour savoir ce qui est possible au Canada. Visitez le lien pour en savoir plus.
A dove release adds a heartwarming touch to any funeral service. Some families shared that releasing doves felt like a comforting symbol of sending their loved ones to a peaceful rest. Read our dedicated blog post to learn about the symbolism behind dove releases and what’s possible in Canada. Visit the link to read more.
On September 19, the world tuned in to watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II who died at age 96, after reigning for 70 years. As the world watched in awe of the beauty and thoughtfulness of the Queen’s ceremony, Arbor Memorial’s funeral directors watched the event with a different lens and agreed that you don’t need to be royalty to have a funeral like the Queen. Read More. Picture Credits: Royal Family Channel YouTube Live Stream
Read an interesting article from CTV News on the world's oldest person, Kane Tanaka, who died in Japan aged 119. As per the Guinness World Records, she became the oldest living person in January 2019 at the age of 116 years and 28 days.
A National funeral was held for Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, the hockey icon at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 3, 2022. You can watch the live funeral here.
At Arbor, we’re here to support you through every aspect of the pre-planning process. Our team of professionals will walk you through every decision, from choosing the right casket for the service to the details of the reception. Download the brochure here for more information.
Choosing a casket can be a daunting experience, and understandably so. Whether you are looking for intricate craftmanship, simplicity, or plenty of personalization; there’s a casket option to suit your preference. Learn More.
It’s never too late to write an obituary. And so, 44 years later, I have written one for my brother. An interesting read via The Globe and Mail.
When you’re expecting the passing of a loved one, life can become stressful and overwhelming. Taking some time to prepare now, while they’re still with you, is brave and also a way to bring you and your family some solace in this time. To make it easier for you, we’ve laid out some important steps in order to prepare. Read More here.
What it’s like to mourn via social media. Here is an interesting article by The Walrus describing the Death in the Age of Facebook.
Did You Know? Funeral rites are as old as the human race itself. There are three common threads for death and the disposition of their dead: 1) Some type of ceremony, funeral rite, or ritual 2) A sacred place for the dead 3) Memorials for the dead Researchers have found burial grounds of Neanderthal man in the Shanidar cave in Iraq dating to 60,000 BC with animal antlers on the body and flower fragments next to the corpse indicating some type of ritual and gifts to the deceased.
Losing a spouse is a life-altering event. Some couples have time to prepare for the inevitable while others have no time at all. Here are some recommended steps to take sooner rather than later. Learn More.
Death is not a subject that everyone feels comfortable discussing, so many simply avoid it. But that doesn’t change the reality that life will come to an end. And it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start a conversation with our loved ones about our end-of-life wishes – from sickness to ceremony to estate planning. Read more here.
With well-informed estate planning, you could save thousands of dollars, and spare your partner and/or children from financial and emotional burden. Read More here.
Many Canadians miss the opportunity to pre-plan their funerals in ways that honour their memories, while also protecting their loved ones. Here are the 3 reasons why funeral pre-planning is part of a complete retirement plan.
De nombreux Canadiens ratent l'occasion de planifier à l'avance leurs funérailles de manière à honorer leur mémoire, tout en protégeant leurs proches. Voici les 3 raisons pour lesquelles la préplanification funéraire fait partie d'un plan de retraite complet.
The death of a loved one is exceptionally tough, and the work we do supporting families through those hard times is unique. For many, it’s not just a job, but a calling. Manager of Sands Funeral Chapel Victoria Laura Van Sprang explains "how" and "why" funeral service professionals do what they do via the Times Colonist.
Your loved one was unique. How you choose to celebrate that special life must be equally unique. After all, the traditional funeral is not for everyone. You may be looking for a unique send-off. That’s why Arbor Memorial has developed A Time to Remember. This exclusive new resource will help you create a personal send-off to honour your loved one while comforting family and friends in a meaningful way. Download Now.
Arbor offers urns from traditional bronze to biodegradable alternatives that will best honour your values and legacy. Check out some examples of different urn materials here.
As in-person funeral services and celebrations of life make their return, attendees may still be nervous about gathering in groups. Here are 5 tips for Making Loved Ones Feel Comfortable at Funerals during COVID-19.
Should you choose cremation or burial for your loved one or yourself? Here is an interesting article to help you make the right decision, the first step to fully understand each option.
With many funeral services put on pause or delayed by the pandemic, Arbor Memorial is working with families to provide them with options for ceremonies that allow them to say goodbye to their loved one in a meaningful way. John Laframboise, Director of Community Relations at Kelly Funeral Homes, tells Ottawa Citizen some examples we've seen families embrace, including live-streaming and planning a second funeral service now that more people can gather.
Rich in history and rife with symbolism, funerals are critical to the grieving process as they help families to say goodbye. With pandemic restrictions easing in many parts of the country, families are now hosting delayed funerals so that more family and friends can gather, remember and celebrate their loved ones. Read more via Winnipeg Free Press.
Giving flowers is one of the world’s oldest rituals – scientists have identified flowers being used for memorials as far back as 14,000 years ago. Here's an interesting article on the beauty and symbolism of a memorial bouquet to help show support and sympathy to someone who is grieving.