The Importance Of A Funeral Procession

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, May 31, 2021

Long rows of slow-moving vehicles, enormous crowds, and renowned individuals come to mind when thinking about funeral processions. However, many people follow this practice during a conventional funeral attended by a smaller number of relatives and friends. A deceased's loved ones escort the body on its final trip from the funeral service venue to the burial site or crematory. We at Arbutus Funeral Service believe that this is a crucial aspect of the mourning process.

What Exactly Is A Funeral Procession?

In a procession, the mortal remains of the decedent are transported to their final destination. People used to follow the hearse on foot in the past, giving friends and loved ones the opportunity to say their goodbyes. Most processions now have cars traveling at a consistent speed; therefore, the communal component of a procession has diminished. Many jurisdictions have rules prohibiting a full-scale traditional procession because it causes traffic disruption and inconvenience, especially on main roadways.

Symbolic Importance

Accompanying the deceased on their final journey might help in the mourning process. Many family members and close friends find comfort in accompanying the dead, which allows them to say their final goodbyes at the burial ritual.

Many specialists think that funeral processions help in the healing process. Sadly, many modern services omit this step because transporting all the family members at once might be difficult. A knowledgeable and sympathetic establishment can assist you in making these preparations with a single request. They will arrange limos that can accommodate those attending the funeral service so that bereaved people may take part in the procession.

For any information on our personalized funeral services, feel free to call Arbutus Funeral Service, and our funeral director will help you preplan a service if you need one. 

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