Funeral, Memorial Service, or Celebration of Life
The Funeral, Memorial Service or Celebration of Life may be held in our onsite chapel or in our Celebration Centre, or at a church or hall of choice. The service may be public or private. Our Celebrant is available to lead, as are members of the Clergy, or an emcee from your circle.
A Funeral Director oversees the service and directs all aspects. Our staff receives family and friends, collects donations and cards, delivers flowers and attends to any special needs. A Funeral Director co-ordinates the funeral procession and interment service, or the delivery of the cremated remains and the final disposition.
As its name implies, a graveside service is held at the grave site just prior to burial of a casket or inurnment of cremated remains. It usually consists of final remarks, prayers or memories. Our Celebrant is available to lead, as are members of the Clergy, or an emcee from your circle. The service may occur immediately after, months after, or in place of a chapel service.
All chapel services may be watched on an interactive website in real time. Before and during the ceremony, your online guests will be encouraged to easily upload photos, sign a digital guest book, share a story and chat with others reflecting on the person for whom you shared affection. The memorial service and all the pictures, memories, and stories will be recorded and available for you to cherish for as long as you choose. The guests who were present at the physical funeral service will also have 72 hours to log on and contribute to the photobook, guestbook, stories etc.
We will also record services at in our Celebration Centre, at churches, gravesides, or other venues as you wish. This will consist of video of the service on our Youtube channel (privacy as you wish).
Due to consideration of Covid-restrictions, James Reid's is pleased to offer complimentary Live Streaming of chapel services to enable your friends and family to share in this important goodbye.