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We acknowledge and encourage families to carefully consider their loved ones and their own wishes in planning a funeral service. Each service needs to respect and honour the life lived and not simply the life lost. Planning funeral services, whether at the time of need or pre-planning one’s funeral service, can be as unique and specialized as the person(s) it is to honour.

We encourage families to participate in the funeral process and create meaningful services for themselves and their loved ones. Each service will be reflective of the family it is serving.

Traditional Service includes an afternoon and evening of visitation in one of our visitation suites with a funeral service to be held in the chapel of the funeral home, or respective church, or other gathering place. Bringing your loved one to the funeral home, staffing, preparation and embalming, use of our funeral coach, a lead car for clergy, a pallbearers vehicle, and the appropriate documentation are included. Included at no charge is our “Extended Care Services”. Ask our funeral directors for more information.

One Hour of Visitation with Funeral Service includes an hour of visitation prior to the service in one of our visitation suites with a funeral service to be held in the chapel of the funeral home, or respective church, or other gathering place. Bringing your loved one to the funeral home, staffing, preparation and embalming, use of our funeral coach, a lead car for clergy, a pallbearers vehicle, and the appropriate documentation are included. Included at no charge is our “Extended Care Services”. Ask our funeral directors for more information.

Simple Service (Direct Burial or Direct Cremation) includes bringing your loved one to the funeral home, staffing, sheltering, transfer to a crematorium and/or cemetery, and the appropriate documentation. Included at no charge is our “Extended Care Services”. Ask our funeral directors for more information.

Remembrance Options

This can include a funeral home memorial service, graveside or church memorial service.

Other Services

Additional Visitation

At the request of the family, the funeral home will offer an additional day of visitation (includes an afternoon and evening visitation).

Receptions

The funeral home offers the use of a room in the funeral home where families may offer a time of fellowship after the funeral. Staff will set up, clean up, and provide assistance during your gathering.

Extended Care Services

Families that choose the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home for their services will receive, at no charge, a follow up visit in which our directors will come to your home and assist you with the Canada Pension forms, bring the funeral package from your services rendered, return health card, and discuss, explain and/or help you in any manner needed following the funeral.

Resources & Pamphlets

Our funeral home provides families with various pamphlets that share a wealth of information and guidance that may help families to cope during and after the loss of a loved one. Theses pamphlets are available at no cost or obligation to you. Topics included are: Pre-Planning Your Funeral; Understanding Cremation; How to Get Through The First Weeks and Months After A Death; What to Know About Grief; Helping A Friend Through Grief; Twelve Ways to Deal with Your Grief; When Grief Surprises You; Is It Grief or Is It Depression?; Losing Your Spouse; Loss of A Parent: Teenage Grief; Helping Children Grieve; Grieving Children with Depression: Children & Grief By Ages & Stages; Loss of A Child; How to Rely On Your Faith While Grieving; Coping with Grief During A Holiday; Honouring & Coping with Anniversaries of Loss; Grief & Suicide Loss Survivor; and Losing A Loved One To AIDS.

In Memoriam Cards

Families may choose to bring in a picture, poem or special passage to further personalize these keepsake mementos. Each In Memoriam Card made should reflect the families wishes and the life of their loved one. Being creative and designing unique cards are helpful in the grieving process.

Prayer Cards

When serving our Catholic families, foreign languages can be transcribed to these prayer cards. A picture, poem or a special passage may be used to further personalize these keepsake mementos.

Memorial Portrait Presentation

Photographs reflect the life lived and capture your loved one’s journey in life. Share these special memories with your family and friends that gather together to celebrate the life lived. Please ask our staff for more details and their assistance.

Audio Visual Funeral Recordings

Audio visual funeral recording are available for family and friends that are unable to attend or wish a copy of the funeral service of their loved one. Please ask our staff for more details and their assistance.

Memorial DVDs

Ask our staff about making a memorial DVD in memory of your loved one. Simply bring in your photographs and our staff will do the rest.  Life tributes are a wonderful legacy of a loved one’s life journey to share with family and friends.

Should total costs be onerous to your family, please contact your funeral director concerning allowances, pension benefits and other assistance which may be available to your family. The professional services of this funeral home are available to all families.

Personalizing a Service often provides a more memorable and meaningful Service. Please let us know how we can help.

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Alexander & Houle Funeral Home Ltd
245 Wellington Street West,
Chatham, Ontario
N7M 1J9

Phone: 519.352.2710
Fax: 519.352.7372
Email: info@alexanderfuneralhome.ca

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