When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.
A funeral service plays a vital role in commemorating the life of the deceased. It serves to ease the grief of those who have lost a loved one. Just as no two people are exactly the same, no two funeral services will be exactly the same. We work with each family to create an individualized funeral service that reflects the unique nature of the deceased.
Whether a family chooses burial or cremation, there are many options available in designing a fitting and meaningful service. Choose from formal religious funeral services to less formal memorial services and non-religious services. We help families create a memorable service that celebrates and honors the individuality and beliefs of their loved one.
The process starts with a conversation. To determine a family’s wishes, we will meet with the family at their home or at our funeral home. We ask family members about the interests of the deceased as well as about the activities in which he or she was involved. Furthermore, we will ask who played an important role in the deceased’s life.
With our extensive experience, we offer a variety of ideas on how to reflect the deceased’s individuality. A funeral service should be a tribute to the individual as well as meet the needs of the family. Most importantly, we help families find meaningful ways to express themselves and commemorate their loved one’s life.
Personalized attention is given no matter what type of service a family selects. This is offered as part of our standard professional service fee. The staff at Goodwin will listen about the interests of the deceased. We will note the family’s traditions and assist in planning a service that celebrates the life of their loved one. We also help guide families and friends of the deceased in moving forward with their recently changed lives.
A growing number of families are choosing cremation, which offers opportunities for a personalized funeral service, memorial service or graveside service to commemorate the life of a loved one.