Obituaries

Wayne Hearn
B: 1949-04-06
D: 2018-02-17
View Details
Hearn, Wayne
Pam Good
B: 1952-07-10
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Good, Pam
Charles Vince
B: 1943-05-17
D: 2018-02-15
View Details
Vince, Charles
Norma McKenney
B: 1934-11-26
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
McKenney, Norma
Mary Sofalvi
B: 1937-10-21
D: 2018-02-11
View Details
Sofalvi, Mary
Johan Enns
B: 1942-06-13
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Enns, Johan
Margaret Millman
B: 1934-05-22
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Millman, Margaret
Evelyn (Lyn) Shieck
B: 1922-09-10
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Shieck, Evelyn (Lyn)
Keneth Smith
B: 1948-08-15
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Smith, Keneth
Linda Mole
B: 1952-06-01
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Mole, Linda
Richard Collison
B: 1954-04-04
D: 2018-02-02
View Details
Collison, Richard
Leone Passmore
B: 1925-07-22
D: 2018-02-01
View Details
Passmore, Leone
Marion Abbott
B: 1929-06-12
D: 2018-01-31
View Details
Abbott, Marion
Joseph Daradics
B: 1950-12-02
D: 2018-01-30
View Details
Daradics, Joseph
Alice Bennett
B: 1940-01-11
D: 2018-01-29
View Details
Bennett, Alice
Ken Roesch
B: 1931-11-12
D: 2018-01-25
View Details
Roesch, Ken
Katharina Emrich
B: 1919-11-04
D: 2018-01-24
View Details
Emrich, Katharina
Larry Foster
B: 1956-06-08
D: 2018-01-24
View Details
Foster, Larry
Wilma Kent
B: 1927-05-25
D: 2018-01-22
View Details
Kent, Wilma
McDonald "Don" Millman
B: 1931-02-03
D: 2018-01-21
View Details
Millman, McDonald "Don"
Heather Simmons
B: 1951-11-09
D: 2018-01-21
View Details
Simmons, Heather

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
43 Bidwell Street
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3T6
Phone: 519.842.5221
Fax: 519.842.7145

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.