We "The McKenzie Family" believe in the traditional funeral, whether it be burial or cremation, because it best serves the needs of family and friends. We want to help you create an event meaningful to you that acknowledges and celebrates the life of a loved one lost.
The gathering/celebration is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers, cards, shared stories and provide support to the family.
It is a time to tell the story of a life.
"No two people are the same,
so no two funerals should be the same"
"A Celebration of Life" means for all family and friends, young and elderly, to gather together and applaud an rejoice in their loved one's life. To laugh, to cry and to Celebrate and bring healing to the living.
Your loved one had dreams, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, activities and treasures that brought them joy. We try to share and bring some of these unique qualities that we all have to the gathering. It is a time to tell and share the story of a life it becomes the bridge between the past and the future.
The family may choose a private visitation/viewing for close friends and family to say good-by and can be arranged before the day of the gathering/ceremony. The celebration may be held at our funeral home, your church, hotel, reception centre, golf course or other location depending on the family's preference and taking into account the number of people expected to attend.
The casket or urn may be present at the service, depending on the family 's choice, followed by cremation. Video Tributes and Memorial boards incorporating family pictures may be displayed along with memorabillia and/or treasured items of the deceased.
When the choice is cremation, interment of ashes may take place after the gathering/celebration if the casket is not present at the ceremony. Or a private interment of the cremated remains may take place at the cemetery or columbarium at a later date.
A reception may take place following the gathering/celebration, and can either take place at the reception facilities of our funeral home, church, hotel or family home.