Obituaries

Patricia Gardner
B: 1947-03-16
D: 2018-08-20
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Gardner, Patricia
Earl Wallace Stewart
B: 1924-12-30
D: 2018-08-15
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Stewart, Earl Wallace
Margaret Helen Fanning
B: 1937-01-28
D: 2018-08-12
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Fanning, Margaret Helen
Harry John Hawkins
B: 1955-12-08
D: 2018-08-10
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Hawkins, Harry John
Violet Theresa Cahill
B: 1937-03-08
D: 2018-08-07
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Cahill, Violet Theresa
Sheila A. Skelley
B: 1929-08-12
D: 2018-08-04
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Skelley, Sheila A.
Yolande Agnes Duquette
B: 1930-10-21
D: 2018-07-26
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Duquette, Yolande Agnes
Ernest Primeau
B: 1942-05-21
D: 2018-07-24
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Primeau, Ernest
Gisele Emma Wall
B: 1952-09-08
D: 2018-07-21
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Wall, Gisele Emma
Florence Mary Davies
B: 1926-01-10
D: 2018-07-20
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Davies, Florence Mary
Verner Joseph Kargus
B: 1936-05-04
D: 2018-07-18
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Kargus, Verner Joseph
Suzanne Plourde
B: 1955-08-18
D: 2018-07-17
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Plourde, Suzanne
Mary Helen O'Brien
B: 1940-01-10
D: 2018-07-13
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O'Brien, Mary Helen
Bradley Steven Phillips
B: 1957-05-22
D: 2018-07-13
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Phillips, Bradley Steven
Mona Whyte
B: 1928-12-07
D: 2018-07-04
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Whyte, Mona
Frederick Beauchamp
B: 1956-05-01
D: 2018-07-02
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Beauchamp, Frederick
Michael McGivern
B: 1931-12-13
D: 2018-06-29
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McGivern, Michael
Holley Ellen Moffatt
B: 1950-08-24
D: 2018-06-28
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Moffatt, Holley Ellen
Annette Raglin
B: 1942-01-15
D: 2018-06-26
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Raglin, Annette
Edith May Mulligan
B: 1928-11-12
D: 2018-06-22
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Mulligan, Edith May
Grace Retta Barker
B: 1931-02-09
D: 2018-06-18
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Barker, Grace Retta

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Visitation

A viewing means to have an open casket.

A is when the body is laid out in the casket (which may be open or closed) before the service so that mourners may come to "visit."

A visitation offers a chance for people to "pay their final respects" to the dead person.

Just as important, the visitation can be a time for mourners to meet and console each other in a more informal setting than at the funeral.

You can schedule a visitation for as little as half an hour on the day of the service, or it can last for several days before the service.

The visitation can be restricted to just close friends and family, or be open to the public. You can even have a combination of private and public hours.

Is there a special ceremony?

As part of the visitation, you can arrange a formal ceremony, an informal ceremony, or none at all. The formal ceremony might be a brief service with the saying of the rosary (for Catholics) or prayers for the dead led by a mourner or member of the clergy.

The term wake is sometimes used to describe the reception after the funeral or memorial service.

Traditionally, though, a wake means the friends and family keeping watch by the body before it is safely buried