Frequently asked questions
MARKET - What is the purpose of the funeral?
The purpose of the funeral varies among cultures but most funerals, regardless of culture, share similar values. The funeral process has undergone a philosophical transformation in recent years. It is no longer thought of as strictly a time of mourning but rather a treasured family and community event to celebrate the majesty of the life lived.
Psychologically, the funeral also serves as an accepted event to openly express feelings and emotions, which is a critical process in terms of the future well-being of all those touched by the loss. Designer funerals are gaining momentum throughout North America. Specifically, some of the elements might include the personalization of the casket and/or urn, sharing the deceased's life through multi-media, music, non-religious or religious ceremonies, special catered events, sports celebration outings, etc...