Designing Your Funeral
To design a funeral befitting the one you have lost, our experienced staff will meet with you to plan each and every detail. Determining how you wish to care for the physical remains of the deceased will lay the foundation upon which we will build a custom memorial service or celebration of life. At Young ~ Fulford, the possibilities are endless and range from traditional services to celebrations that truly embody the life lived, like no other. Care and compassion will shine through as we build a special and lasting memory that will carry you through your loss, and truly honor the life that was lived. Because Caring Counts, You Can Count On Us!
How to Honor a Life
It’s about bringing those you love together, at a time of loss. It’s a natural thing to do, and over time, has become a socially-expected practice. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing.
You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung. We can arrange to have doves, butterflies, or balloons released at the close of the service. Keepsake gifts of wildflower seeds or a tree seedling can be given. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.
Burial or Cremation?
Your next consideration focuses on choosing between burial and cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you.
Once you decide, the finer details come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. Naturally, we’re here to help you.
If cremation is your choice, then you'll need to make the next decision: whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, or buried on the cemetery grounds. Other options include maintaining the remains in one urn, or divided into keepsakes for several family members; they can be scattered in a place(s) special to your loved one; or there can be a combination of these and other possibilities. We will explore all of your options so that you select the one most fitting to your loved one and your family.
In some communities, there's the option for a 'green burial.' If that's what your loved one would prefer, we'll help you select an environmentally-friendly choice.
Now that we've given you the basics, it's time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak of their feelings and desires.
Still looking for inspiration? Speaking with a professional funeral planner will help to clarify your thinking. Reach us at (850) 610-4444.
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