MEMORIAL SERVICE

A memorial service is a funeral service held when the body of the deceased is not present at the service. A memorial service is often held when the death and burial took place in another country or province, or a significant amount of time has passed between death and the time of the service. Some choose to have earth burial or cremation before the service. Most often in the case of cremation the ashes will be presented in an urn. A memorial table can be displayed at the church, chapel, or room where the gathering will take place. On this table one may place the urn, a picture, and personal items that speak of who the person was, what was important to them, and what they enjoyed doing, (i.e., a fishing rod, gardening tools, home-made crafts, or a collage of pictures).

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