Getting Started September 25, 2006

There are many considerations and decisions which are necessary to assure that the funeral chosen meets all the the family's needs and wishes. A full-service funeral director or a preplanning counsellor can greatly assist when arranging a funeral. We have provided below somes areas of which you should consider when chosing the right Funeral Home for your family.

Making Sense of Funerals

Important Facts When Selecting a Funeral Home

  1. Reputation
    Carson Funeral Homes has been serving the public since 1978.
  2. Location
    Carson Funeral Homes is in the geographic centre of both the city of Orillia and the Town of Midland.
  3. Price
    Carson Funeral Homes offers the highest possible standard of service at a responsible price.

Making Sense of Funerals

Funerals are one of the most important ceremonies of life. They are recognized and practiced by all religions and cultures. Some people think funerals are only for the deceased, but funerals are also an important ceremony for the living.

Through the rite of passage a number of emotional needs are met for the family and friends who grieve. A well planned ceremony plays an important role in the healing process. It becomes the bridge between the past and the future.

Each funeral is unique just as each life is unique. Most funerals, whether a simple burial or cremation service, or very traditional and detailed, are individualized to reflect the life of the deceased and forever hold a special meaning for family and friends. Every religion has one thing in common, the ceremony celebrating the passing of life which is commonly called a funeral.

There are over 30 distinctive religions in Canada which are served by more than 80 recognized forms of worship. They range from the Seventh-Day Adventists to the Zen Buddhists.

Every religion has its own set of rites and beliefs which is a cherished part of the worship mosaic. We at Carson Funeral Homes take great pride in our ability to offer our services and facilities to meet the requirements of a religious preference.

For the increasing number of Canadians who do not have any religious affiliation, we can provide personalized funerals which can be individually designed to meet any budget or preference.

Over the years it has been our honour to arrange numerous military funerals with Royal protocol. Many fraternal organizations, from the Free Masons to the Knights of Columbus, place great confidence in Carson Funeral Homes ability to meet historic passing rite traditions that must be followed. back to the top

Choosing the Most Appropriate Funeral

There are many considerations and decisions which are necessary to assure that the funeral chosen meets all the client family's needs and wishes. A full-service funeral director or a preplanning counsellor can greatly assist.

Planning and choosing the most appropriate funeral follows a standard progression of simple steps:

Select a full-service, family-owned, community-located funeral home which has earned a reputation for service, price, and reliability over the years - Word-of-mouth, without question, is the finest endorsement.

The importance of choosing a full-service, family-owned funeral home will become immediately evident when you meet the experienced funeral director or counsellor who will assist you with all the necessary arrangements, including any additional personal considerations.

Without pressure, the director or counsellor will take you step-by-step through the list of available services provided and, with your wishes in mind, a ceremony will be designed to suit your requirements and budget.

In addition to arranging for the transfer of the deceased to the funeral home or place of worship, the full-service funeral home looks after the completion and filing of all necessary legal documents.

Regardless of whether or not a client family comes to the Carson Funeral Homes for the first time, or considers us to be their "family" funeral home, we take a personal interest in helping.

We take pride in our reputation for service and dependability and carefully guard our standing in the community as being one of Toronto's premier funeral homes.

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Considerations When Planning a Funeral

The following is a partial list of considerations when planning a funeral.

  • Acknowledgment Stationery Floral Arrangements
  • Police Escort
  • Bugler
  • Floral Vehicle
  • Post-Reception Facilities
  • Casket Bearers
  • Funeral Coach
  • Prayer Cards
  • Casket Flag
  • Graveside Canopy
  • Press Notices
  • Casket Selection
  • Memorial Folders
  • Recording of Service
  • Cemetery Charges
  • Monument
  • Register Book
  • Clothing
  • Music Selection
  • Selection of Clergy
  • Limousines
  • Special Reading or Scripture
  • Burial Vault
  • Order of Service
  • Cremation
  • Organist
  • Soloist
  • Crucifix
  • Piper
  • Urn Selection
  • Eulogy
  • Place of Worship
  • Visitation
  • Ushers

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