Funerals and memorial gatherings are tributes to the life lived and play an important role for those mourning the loss of a loved one. These tributes provide family members and friends a caring, supportive environment in which to share thoughts and feelings about the life of the loved one. All types of tribute options are available regardless of whether there will be a burial, entombment or cremation.
The attendance and/or participation in a funeral or memorial gathering provides many benefits including:
Reprinted with the permission of the National Funeral Directors Association, August 2008