Obituaries

Reginald T. Bungay
B: 1928-11-20
D: 2017-12-12
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Bungay, Reginald T.
Mary Jane Lush
B: 1937-01-09
D: 2017-12-12
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Lush, Mary Jane
Donald Coates
B: 1949-11-07
D: 2017-12-08
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Coates, Donald
Susan Paul
B: 1966-05-28
D: 2017-12-08
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Paul, Susan
Ruby Francis
B: 1968-08-02
D: 2017-12-08
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Francis, Ruby
Clarence Gillingham
B: 1942-07-01
D: 2017-11-28
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Gillingham, Clarence
Terence Eisan
B: 1948-12-09
D: 2017-11-27
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Eisan, Terence
Ada Rideout
B: 1932-11-09
D: 2017-11-25
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Rideout, Ada
Eric Bown
B: 1925-09-14
D: 2017-11-23
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Bown, Eric
Ivy Farwell
B: 1930-07-14
D: 2017-11-20
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Farwell, Ivy
Ivy Humby
B: 1958-01-19
D: 2017-11-18
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Humby, Ivy
Jessie Hodder
B: 1933-10-06
D: 2017-11-14
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Hodder, Jessie
Ivan Teddy Diamond
B: 1957-04-22
D: 2017-11-14
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Diamond, Ivan Teddy
D. Christine Nolan
B: 1956-02-22
D: 2017-11-12
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Nolan, D. Christine
Elizabeth Burry
B: 1929-11-04
D: 2017-11-09
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Burry, Elizabeth
Ross Goldsworthy
B: 1934-07-14
D: 2017-11-08
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Goldsworthy, Ross
Fry Georgina
B: 1923-09-01
D: 2017-11-06
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Georgina, Fry
Alvin Coish
B: 1946-09-10
D: 2017-11-05
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Coish, Alvin
Norma Gillingham
B: 1953-01-10
D: 2017-10-21
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Gillingham, Norma
Millicent Pearl Bradbury
B: 1919-08-24
D: 2017-10-11
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Bradbury, Millicent Pearl
Alex Maxwell Smith
B: 1927-02-16
D: 2017-10-07
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Smith, Alex Maxwell

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It's really a process of asking–and answering–questions. Sit down with other family members, at least once, but maybe even more than once; to explore the celebration-of-life ideas which arise from answering these questions:

1. Who will be invited? The number of guests define the where, when, and how of your celebration-of-life. Write down the names of everyone you think would want to be there and then set it aside. You can add new names to the list as you go along.

2. Where, and when, should the event take place? Here's where your imagination is tempered by any scheduling or travel-related issues facing those who will be invited. Be sure to check in with out-of-town relatives and friends about their situation before settling on these critical details.

3. Who will orchestrate or conduct the event? If your loved one was religious, you may opt to have their pastor or church minister perform these tasks. However, many families today hire a non-denominational celebrant to oversee the celebration-of-life.

4. Who wishes to speak at the event? Many times family members or friends will be very direct about their desire to make a short presentation at the celebration-of-life; other times you need to come out and ask folks if they would be willing to publicly share their thoughts and feelings. Either way, you'll want to select those people who have shared a close relationship with the deceased and have something meaningful to contribute.

5. What group activities would be appropriate? We've heard some exciting celebration-of-life ideas over the years. This question involves thinking about what your loved one liked most about their life and gives everyone a remarkable space to share memories, laugh, and even cry together.

6. What food or beverages should be served?  What you serve may depend on the theme of your celebration-of-life, or may be based on your loved one's favorite dishes. It's entirely up to you; we've even seen "pot luck" celebrations-of-life where guests actually sign up to bring select foods and beverages.

7. What readings and music should you include?  Music is an integral part of life for many people, and a celebration-of-life is the perfect event in which to showcase the meaningful music of your loved one's life. But, if your loved one didn't appreciate music (and lots of folks don’t), it may be more appropriate to read chosen spiritual selections, or excerpts from literature.

8. What details of your loved one's life do you want to share with guests? Not every biographical detail needs to be highlighted; rather you're trying to capture their essence by telling revealing anecdotes or stories. Sometimes you can reveal their character by detailing one short moment in their life experience.

9. What decorations will you have? Many families create a tribute video and use it as the centerpiece of the event. Others choose to use a memory table of photographs and other memorabilia instead.

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As we've said, we've got the experience which could make planning a celebration-of-life easier for you and your family. Don't hesitate to pick up the phone; call us at 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585. Let's talk about your loved one's life; share some stories with us. We're confident that, together, we can come up with the perfect celebration-of-life event to suit your needs and expectations.

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