A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. A traditional funeral service is typically held at the funeral home, church or hall. This service usually includes having the deceased at the funeral service in the casket the family has chosen. Families may opt to have a viewing the evening before the service or the hour before the service begins. There are typically three parts to the traditional funeral service. First, the service at the venue, burial at the cemetery, and a time of reception. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, hotel, hall, church, golf course, convention center or at the grave site.
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. At Kettle Valley Memorial we offer everything from Basic Cremation to Full Celebration of Life. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. As family you can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a cemetery or placed in a columbarium. Cremation offers time, time to schedule a service in the near future or a couple of months away. Our affordable options make planning a cremation easy and stress free.