Planning a Funeral That Engages Friends and Family Far and Wide
Your complete guide to creating a meaningful and inclusive experience that allows everyone near and far to participate and pay their respects.
When a loved one passes away and has friends and family scattered across the globe, planning a funeral that allows those near and far to participate can be challenging.
However, with the help of technology and thoughtful arrangements, it's possible to include them in the services and create a meaningful farewell. In this guide, we'll explore various options for ensuring that everyone can take part in honoring the life of your loved one.
Livestream the Funeral Service
Pre-Recorded Video Messages
Virtual Memorial Gathering
Online Memorial Pages
Under the obituaries section of our website, you'll find a dedicated memorial page for each loved one we serve. These pages are designed to be more than just an announcement of passing; they are a celebration of life, a lasting tribute that can be accessed and contributed to from anywhere in the world.
Viewers are encouraged to post photos, share stories, and express condolences. This interactive feature turns every memorial page into a virtual gathering place where friends and family can come together in remembrance.
These online memorials are not just for immediate mourning; they serve as an enduring digital legacy. Long after the service has ended, these pages remain, allowing new memories and stories to be added over time. This ensures that the life of your loved one continues to be celebrated and remembered, no matter where or when someone may wish to pay their respects.
Candle Lighting Ceremony
We invite friends and family to contribute to this narrative by submitting cherished photographs and shared memories. These submissions become the building blocks of the tribute video, each piece contributing to a beautiful narrative of a life well-lived.
These tribute videos can be displayed during the visitation and funeral service, providing a visual journey through the life of your loved one. It allows attendees, both present in-person and virtually, to reflect on the joy, love, and unique qualities that made your loved one special.
Beyond the service, these tribute videos are shared on your loved one’s dedicated memorial website. This offers an opportunity for those who may not have been able to attend the service to partake in the celebration of your loved one's life.
Send Memorial Keepsakes
Arrange for a Local Memorial Event
Coordinate Time Zones
Share the Recording
In an age of advanced technology and connectivity, there are numerous options for including distant friends and family in funeral services. By leveraging live streaming, video messages, virtual gatherings, and collaborative memorial platforms, you can create a meaningful and inclusive experience that allows everyone to participate and pay their respects. These options provide comfort, support, and a sense of unity during a difficult time, ensuring that even those who are far away can be part of celebrating the life of your loved one.