Celebrate life with personalized tributes

At Richmond Funeral Home, there is a new way to celebrate life. They believe that each life has a unique story to tell, and it is one that should be told in a tribute that is equally unique. Because traditional funerals may not be for everyone, Richmond offers an alternative.

With Time to Remember, families at Richmond Funeral Home can create personal send-offs to honour their loved one while comforting family and friends in a meaningful way. With these personalized packages, memorials can centre around the elements that commemorate a loved one’s life. After all, hobbies and interests can be symbolic of individuality; the staff at Richmond Funeral Home think it is important to offer a final tribute that celebrates and captures a loved one’s passion.

Sandra Melin, the Managing Funeral Director and Embalmer at Richmond Funeral Home, says that Time to Remember is an important option they offer. “I think everyone has a story to tell, they have their own personal history, their own life to be remembered,” she explained. “It is very important that we take that into account with each and every family and that we celebrate their life lived.”

Melin shared a Time to Remember whereby guests were asked to wear their loudest, most colourful Hawaiian shirts. Bright leis were given out to guests upon arrival, as each family member and friend was greeted by sunshine balloons and palm trees in the Reception Centre - with virgin Piña Coladas in hands. The food offered Hawaiian flair and the table centrepieces consisted of round rose bowls carrying a floating Hibiscus gently placed on water. “The families’ loved one had such a fondness of Hawaii and so they wanted to give her a Hawaiian sendoff,” Melin recounted, “it was truly a Time to Remember for family and friends.”

Melin said families love and appreciate the Time to Remember option, offered by Richmond Funeral Home. For a funeral home that caters to all faiths and cultures, it is imperative to offer Time to Remember in addition to the established traditions and customs.

Do more than honour the individual – celebrate their individuality.

To learn more about Richmond Funeral Home, visit their website, call 604-273-3748, or send an email from the forum found on the website. The helpful staff at Richmond Funeral Home is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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