When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.
There are many ways we can help you create a more earth-friendly funeral or service. We offer a selection of Enviro Caskets, which were created for just such a purpose. They are crafted entirely of beautiful, natural hardwood with wooden handles and hinges and stained with an all-natural water base finish. Many clients choose to dispense with or greatly reduce the size of the vehicular procession to the final resting place, while still others decline the use of a concrete vault into which a casket is placed at the burial site. Feel free to contact one of our Directors to discuss others ways to make your final wishes as green as possible.
Green Enterprise Toronto
Bedford Funeral Services is a proud member of Green Enterprise Toronto (GET), working to strengthen the resilience of communities, environments and economies in the Toronto region through support of the independent business sector and public education.
Bedford Funeral Services is pleased to be affiliated with the Cobourg Green Cemetery in Cobourg Ontario. Let nature follow its course.
Today, many people are searching for something that is more respectful than simply complying with the basic legal requirements, yet less formal and structured than a funeral service. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, you may want to consider a Bedford Gathering.