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.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Coping With Grief When You Have a Chronic Illness

It is rare for a chronic illness to go into remission, and it can last for years or even a lifetime in some situations. People's ability to work and have active or seemingly "normal" lifestyles can...

Support Services Available After A Suicide

It's never easy to lose a loved one, but losing someone to suicide can be even more difficult. Although the shock, uncertainty, feeling of guilt, and sadness might be challenging to deal ...

Managing Grief During the Festive Season

The festive season is a time for fun, food, and celebrating with your friends, family, or close relatives. However, this changes when you're coping with the death of a loved one. Chances are, you'r...

Cremation: The Advantages and Disadvantages

Every individual, as we all know, will die at some point. Despite this, people seldom address topics like dying openly. However, times are changing; any want to learn more about the procedures invo...

Does A Funeral Service Have To Be Held In A Funeral Home Or Church?

There are two specific events after a person passes- viewings and funerals. Before the burial, the body is displayed, and attendees are welcome to pay their respects. An hour before the service, gu...

How Long Can A Person Be In Hospice Care?

Hospice care is expressly set up for those who are in the final stages of their lives. It helps them cope with pain, provides emotional support and comfort in a challenging time. Hospice generally ...

How Does Compounded Grief Affect Our Coping Abilities?

Sadness is challenging for most individuals to deal with, and the fact is that grief tends to compound when not addressed on time. While some people can cope with loss healthily, others find it inc...

Where Can I Scatter Cremated Remains?

After cremation, the person’s ashes are handed over to the next of kind. Many people who are not acquainted with the cremation process and how it works aren’t sure about what they need to do with t...

Ways To Say Goodbye To A Loved One

It’s always tough to bid adieu to a loved one who has left for his or her heavenly abode. Even if the person had been ailing and you knew the end was near, when that moment finally comes, you may n...

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Cremation is fast becoming the preferred disposition method today rather than a traditional burial. People from various faiths are showing interest in it. We at Arbutus Funeral Service have seen th...