Memorial services give family and friends an opportunity to pay tribute to their loved one’s memory and support one another in their grief journeys. Because after the funeral, one’s journey through grief isn’t over.
A memorial service is similar to a funeral service and celebration of life ceremony but serves a slightly different purpose. It doesn’t include a visitation and is held after the funeral, often on significant days such as:
You can hold your memorial service in a funeral home, church, or significant location such as their gravesite, memorial location, or one of their favorite places.
You can use the memorial service as a time to share more memories of your loved one and to gather with friends and family. Use it as a time to reflect on your loss and to connect with those you love.
Just because you already had a funeral or celebration of life service, doesn’t mean you can’t continue to gather to honor their life. Memorial services can be held at any point in your grief journey and often take place well after the deceased is buried or cremated.
Some creative ways to personalize a memorial service are:
Your loved one’s life can be honored at any point in your grief journey. Our staff at Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home can help your family plan a beautiful memorial service to pay tribute to your loved one.
Visit our funeral home or contact us to discuss memorial service ideas.
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