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Here you will find helpful links to Funeral Resources in the both Canada and the United States:

Cremation Services and Funeral Homes:

Find a local Funeral Home, Cemetery or Cremation Service Provider through one of these major funeral and cremation organizations in Canada and the United States.

In Canada:

FSAC, the Funeral Service Association of Canada http://www.FSAC.ca

In the United States:

ICCFA, the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association http://www.iccfa.com

NFDA, the National Funeral Directors Association http://www.NFDA.org

CANA, the Cremation Association of North America http://www.CremationAssociation.org

Find a Life Celebration Provider:

There is a growing demand for innovative funeral services in the form of Life Celebrations. Sometimes secular, and often using inventive, personalized themes, a Life Celebration service can focus more on celebration of the loved one's life, versus the traditional funeral. In the case of terminal illness, some people may wish to attend their Life Celebration before their passing, surrounded by family and closest friends. Here is an article about the growing trend toward Life Celebrations vs traditional funeral services: "How Celebration Services are Changing What Families Think About Funerals".

In Canada:

Living Funerals and Celebrations https://www.livingfuneralsandcelebrations.ca
Reverend Jollean Wingrave in Victoria BC conducts deeply beautiful ceremonies, and she is also dedicated to training others.

In the United States:

Celebrant Foundation & Institute http://celebrantinstitute.org/?p=funerals

Hospices or Palliative Care Facilities:

End of Life care is increasingly being provided as palliative services. About 45% of deaths now occur under palliative care, affording a very important time to be with loved ones, and experience gentle and pain free care.

In Canada:

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association http://www.chpca.net

In the United States:

Hospice Foundation of America http://www.hospicedirectory.org

Advanced Planning via Pre-Need Life Insurance Companies:

Advanced Planning via Pre-Need Insurance is one way to plan for and pre-fund your own funeral or life celebration. The act of providing all the necessary information, and pre-planning your final arrangements is one of the most loving gestures you can make for your family. Please also see our Funeral Guide and Record, which can be printed out for ease of assembling a list of all the information that will be needed, and your personal preferences.

In Canada:

Assurant Life of Canada Preneed http://www.assurantsolutions.com/canada

In the United States:

Assurant Life Preneed http://www.AssurantPreneed.com

Online Memorial Tributes:

Online communication of funeral arrangements as well as tributes and obituaries are forming a large part of funerals and life celebrations. Families and friends post written tributes, sharing photos, and commemorating their loved one with their stories.

The Eternal Portal http://www.TheEternalPortal.com

Samples of Sympathy Messages:

Perfectly worded expressions of sympathy bring great comfort to those grieving the death of a loved one. Here's a guide to writing heartfelt messages of sympathy.

ObitualriesHelp.Org http://www.obituarieshelp.org/message_sympathy_hu...

Grief Counseling:

The Funeral or Life Celebration takes a grief-stricken family through the first step to finding closure to a great loss, after which the healing begins. The process of recovering from such deep emotional distress patience, time, love, and sometimes professional help. Many will benefit from the guidance of a professional Grief Counselor.

Association for Death Care Education and Counseling https://www.ADEC.org

Compassionate Friends, for families who have lost a child http://www.compassionatefriends.org

Pet Loss Support http://www.pet-loss.net

Grief and Sleep:

The Seattle based organization Sleep Help offers solutions to sleep deprivation from bereavement https://www.sleephelp.org/grief-and-sleep

Funeral Consumers Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes information about funeral services, costs, and consumer rights. http://www.funerals.org

We hope this directory of
Helpful Links to Funeral Resources has been useful in finding the funeral and life celebration services you need, and coping with bereavement.