One of the most frequent requests I receive are for graveside ceremonies, also called interments. Intimate gatherings of close family and friends, graveside ceremonies are shorter than a traditional funeral service and can usually be held within a few days.
Interments require much less planning than a celebration of life or traditional funeral, but still provide that special time to honour, reflect and remember. Many times, immediately following the interment, families and friends will gather at a favourite restaurant or at someone's home to continue sharing memories.
Or some families plan to have a celebration of life at another date in the future, giving themselves more time to plan a larger event, perhaps at a time when more people are able to attend.
When cremation has taken place, it can also be done the other way around, where a celebration of life occurs first and then a graveside or ash scattering ceremony is planned at a later date.
There are so many options available to celebrate your loved one's life in a way that is suitable and meaningful for your family.
I'm always here to help you, writing and officiating a special ceremony that is tailored to the event you have planned.