Obituaries

John Brown
B: 1945-12-02
D: 2020-07-12
View Details
Brown, John
William Dierickx
B: 1926-07-26
D: 2020-07-11
View Details
Dierickx, William
Angelina Filiccia
B: 1937-01-21
D: 2020-07-06
View Details
Filiccia, Angelina
Gerald Rosenthal
B: 1943-09-23
D: 2020-07-03
View Details
Rosenthal, Gerald
Diane Gibbons
B: 1942-05-26
D: 2020-06-30
View Details
Gibbons, Diane
John "Jack" Beattie
B: 1948-01-04
D: 2020-06-29
View Details
Beattie, John "Jack"
Bob Allport
B: 1930-02-26
D: 2020-06-29
View Details
Allport, Bob
David Goloweyco
B: 1958-05-13
D: 2020-06-29
View Details
Goloweyco, David
Stanley Gozdor
B: 1937-05-23
D: 2020-06-28
View Details
Gozdor, Stanley
Elizabeth Slominski
B: 1942-09-16
D: 2020-06-27
View Details
Slominski, Elizabeth
Judith Lusk
B: 1945-07-30
D: 2020-06-23
View Details
Lusk, Judith
Erika Christensen
B: 1981-11-29
D: 2020-06-23
View Details
Christensen, Erika
Karen Costa
B: 1943-09-16
D: 2020-06-22
View Details
Costa, Karen
Sharon Gardner
B: 1941-06-04
D: 2020-06-21
View Details
Gardner, Sharon
Marlene Zacharzewski
B: 1952-03-27
D: 2020-06-21
View Details
Zacharzewski, Marlene
Helen Stovel
B: 1922-04-04
D: 2020-06-20
View Details
Stovel, Helen
Daniel Nowak
B: 1940-08-10
D: 2020-06-15
View Details
Nowak, Daniel
Jennifer Pulice
B: 1964-08-10
D: 2020-06-15
View Details
Pulice, Jennifer
Ronney Kinney
B: 1943-12-04
D: 2020-06-14
View Details
Kinney, Ronney
Robert Richards
B: 1933-02-11
D: 2020-06-14
View Details
Richards, Robert
Frank Losh
B: 1934-01-01
D: 2020-06-13
View Details
Losh, Frank

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
32814 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: (586) 293-3390
Fax: (586) 293-5837

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.