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Swift Current Funeral Home offers several types of funeral services that can meet your individual budget needs. When you select a service, it may help you to think about why we have funerals. The funeral helps deal with the reality that a loved one has dies, often when a body is present it serves as a focal point for mourners and helps them acknowledge the reality of death. It provides a time and place to remember and talk about the life and death of a loved one. The funeral is an appropriate time to say goodbye, which is important in beginning the healing process.
The Traditional Funeral Service is when your loved one is present. This can include a time of visitation prior to service day. The service itself can be held at a church, hall, funeral chapel or other location chosen by the family. The Funeral Service can consist of scripture readings, prayers, eulogies, tributes, sermon and music. After the service there is a procession to the cemetery for a committal service. Some families' request for the Interment Service to precede the Funeral Service. There is often a reception in conjunction with the Traditional Funeral service, which allows friends and relatives to express their condolences to the family.
A Memorial Funeral Service is when the deceased is not present. It may take place at a church, hall, funeral chapel or other location chosen by the family.
This is a time to remember your loved one through fellowship with friends and family. The Memorial Service can also be in addition to a traditional Funeral Service. For example, having a traditional Funeral Service here and then a Memorial Service back in the deceased's hometown. This process can be done with either form of disposition, earth burial or cremation.We offer a Traditional Funeral Service followed by cremation. Cremation is a form of disposition. It does not restrict you from having a visitation, open casket and a Funeral Service.
The Committal Service is a brief service at the gravesite after a traditional Funeral Service but prior to the burial. This is where family and friends say their final goodbyes. If the Committal Service is the only service, then it becomes what we call a Graveside Service that can be accompanied by a prior visitation. The Graveside Service is a more lengthy service, which can consist of scriptures, prayers, devotional, eulogy, tributes and music.
Direct Disposition is when there is no Funeral Ceremony. The deceased is placed in a refrigeration unit until the proper paperwork has been completed, and the necessary permits are obtained. Then the body is placed in a cremation receptacle (container) and transported to a crematorium. Once the cremation process is complete the cremated remains are placed in an urn and are ready to be buried, placed in a niche or taken home.
There is also a Direct Burial, which does not consist of a Funeral Service. Again the deceased is placed in refrigeration until all the documentation is complete. The body is then bathed, dressed and placed in a casket. The casket is then transported to a cemetery for burial.
Swift Current Funeral Home is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, just CALL. We will help you make the necessary arrangements and provide you with information. We will explain every aspect of the process and review the costs so you'll have all the information you need to make clear decisions