Personalizing a Funeral with Unique Song Selections

By: Ian Elliott
Friday, March 13, 2020

Music is often the balm to our soul, especially during trying times. People often take solace from songs, finding comfort in the rhythm and lyrics. Most develop a personal connection with special songs and have their own preferences, which means you can incorporate music into a loved one’s memorial service or funeral. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we have seen just how impactful music can be. You can personalize a funeral with unique and interesting song selections. Here are some tips that can help:

1. Choose Music Your Loved One Cherished

Everyone has some band or song they love. Even people who aren’t great music buffs connect with a particular song on a deeper level. You can include this music in the funeral process, especially during the memorial service. Make a playlist with the deceased individual’s favorite songs, singers, or genre of music. Pick pieces that are unique but still appropriate for funerals because you don’t want to offend anyone.

2. Choose Songs that Will Offer Emotional Comfort

If the deceased individual wasn’t very particular about music and you don’t know what kinds of songs should be included in the playlist, we recommend picking something comforting. There are several songs with deep, meaningful lyrics that can help grieving people overcome their pain. Go through all of the lyrics carefully to ensure there’s nothing offensive.

3. You Don’t Need Song Lyrics

Some people prefer instrumentals for funerals because they are fairly neutral. You don’t need to worry people talking about the lyrics or genre of music. Instrumentals can be comforting too, especially if you choose something soft, soothing, but unique.

Have any questions about planning or want to make arrangements for services? Just contact us or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help.

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