What’s the Point of a Funeral?

By: Ian Elliott
Friday, March 29, 2019

When a close family member or friend passes away, you are filled with grief that can sometimes be very difficult to handle. Many people wonder whether a funeral service is really required during that time, even though it’s something that families follow without questioning.

In one way or the other, most cultures have a funeral service after a death in the family. But this event is much more than just about following tradition blindly. The fact is that a funeral service serves many different purposes when someone passes away:

  • You are able to say your final goodbyes in a more formal way.
  • It's very comforting to have close family and friends around during this trying time.
  • It also gives you the opportunity to reflect on what life and death is all about.
  • It will give you a certain amount of closure that the person has actually passed away.
  • It also gives you the chance to be thankful for the life you have.
  • You are able to pay tribute to the decedent.
  • If you are the one organizing the funeral, going through the process is another way of healing, as it keeps your mind away from your grief.
  • It gives you the chance to provide comfort to others that aren't emotionally strong enough to deal with the loss.
  • You can start the morning process during the funeral.
  • You can also express your feelings and emotions of loss in an unbridled manner.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why conducting a funeral service can help the bereaved family as well as others attending it.

For information about our services, just 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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