sympathy suggestions

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Sympathy Suggestions

Here you will find suggestions for gestures of sympathy, expressions of condolences and different ways that you can help families through the difficult times of losing someone that they love.

Here you will find suggestions for gestures of sympathy, expressions of condolences and different ways that you can help families through the difficult times of losing someone that they love.


send flowers

Send Flowers

Flowers are a meaningful and symbolic way to share sympathies with a family that has experienced the loss of a loved one. As a sympathy gesture, flowers are universally accepted as a meaningful, touching and beautiful way to pay tribute to a life that has been lost. Traditionally, flowers are given to help show the family that people care, whether they are able to attend the service or not. As part of the funeral itself, flowers add a dimension of colour, beauty and aesthetic to an otherwise somber event. These truly lovely sympathy gestures are a great way to help families through the difficult times of grief, bereavement and loss.

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plant a memorial tree

Plant a Memorial Tree

Many families are looking for unique ways to honor the life of loved ones that have passed away. With our tree planting program offered by Honouring a Life, friends and loved ones are able to help create a healthier environment and a lasting memorial for the life that has been lost. Planting a tree in someone's honor contributes to the circle of life, by starting a new life where one has ended. There is also no limit to the amount of trees that can be planted in the name of any one person, allowing families and friends an unlimited opportunity to build a lasting memorial for their deceased loved ones.

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light a candle

Light a Candle

Online memorial tributes have made it possible for families and friends of the deceased to share their sympathies regardless of their location, schedule or ability to attend the service in person. Lighting a sympathy candle is a wonderful way to show families that you care, while contributing to an online memorial tribute that is both meaningful and permanent. For the family of the deceased, sympathy candles can help start the healing process, by eternally burning to symbolize the lasting memory.

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make a donation

Make a Donation

When someone dies, they often leave behind causes that were important to them. Either that or they expressed wishes of contributing to a certain charity. Sometimes, both. Making a donation in the name of someone who has passed away helps contribute to their legacy and, in their memory, contributing to meaningful causes that can truly make a difference in the lives of others. No matter what you are able to contribute, know that the family will be thankful for your gesture. We invite you to inquire about local charities and great causes with your local funeral home if you do not have a specific charity in mind.

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contribute to the funeral fund

Contribute to the Funeral Fund with FuneralPay

Funerals can come with great costs and for some families it can be difficult to afford a graceful and dignified service. In some cases, this is because the deceased left behind specific wishes for their end of life care that can leave families in a bind. Finances should not hold any family back from saying a proper goodbye to their loved one and that is why we want to help make it it possible for every family to afford the funeral they want. By contributing to the funeral fund of someone who has passed away, you are helping the family alleviate some of the financial pressures associated with the modern funeral.

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