What To Expect During The Funeral

By: Ian Elliott
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It isn't uncommon for many people to find themselves at sea when it comes to interacting with other attendees at a funeral service. Knowing what to do and what to expect during a funeral is an excellent way to be more comfortable at the event. It will also help to ensure that you do not offend anyone unintentionally. 

  • It is always essential to arrive at the funeral on time. Plan ahead and make sure that you leave your home well in time to reach the venue at least 15 minutes before the service starts. You will be able to find a parking spot without too much trouble, and you can also find a proper seat once you get inside.
     
  • Understand that people will express their emotions and feelings differently at a funeral service. While some people may show restraint, others may seem angry or even frustrated. You should know that it is important to respect others and not show alarm or discomfort when you see someone expressing their emotions in a certain way.
     
  • When you are speaking directly with any of the bereaved family members, take a minute to see how they are interacting with others around them. Give them a patient ear and offer your condolences. It is best to keep this interaction brief because there would be many other people waiting to talk with the family as well.
     
  • Knowing how to conduct yourself at a funeral service is very important to make sure that there is no faux pas on your part and that you are comfortable at the event.

For information about our services, contact us, or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help with all the funeral arrangements you need.

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