Obituaries

Margaret Scott
B: 1917-02-12
D: 2018-05-26
View Details
Scott, Margaret
William Seedhouse
B: 1941-01-12
D: 2018-05-24
View Details
Seedhouse, William
Douglas Walters
B: 1938-08-10
D: 2018-05-21
View Details
Walters, Douglas
Patricia Sue Huestis
B: 1935-08-14
D: 2018-05-20
View Details
Huestis, Patricia Sue
Elizabeth Stickland
B: 1932-06-18
D: 2018-05-18
View Details
Stickland, Elizabeth
Walter Gosling
B: 1934-08-23
D: 2018-05-16
View Details
Gosling, Walter
Joseph Rogers
B: 1963-08-02
D: 2018-05-16
View Details
Rogers, Joseph
Garry Penrice
B: 1954-05-29
D: 2018-05-13
View Details
Penrice, Garry
Donald Barker
B: 1936-04-27
D: 2018-05-12
View Details
Barker, Donald
Marlene Shields
B: 1940-02-21
D: 2018-05-11
View Details
Shields, Marlene
Wesley Robichaud
B: 1952-05-14
D: 2018-05-11
View Details
Robichaud, Wesley
Mabel Pearson
B: 1933-11-25
D: 2018-05-09
View Details
Pearson, Mabel
William Mingay
B: 1928-08-26
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
Mingay, William
Patricia McDowell
B: 1936-05-31
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
McDowell, Patricia
Gary Cholack
B: 1954-09-21
D: 2018-05-07
View Details
Cholack, Gary
John Muir
B: 1931-03-31
D: 2018-05-07
View Details
Muir, John
Frank Dryfhout
B: 1932-09-04
D: 2018-05-06
View Details
Dryfhout, Frank
Godfrey Simpson
B: 1963-08-19
D: 2018-05-06
View Details
Simpson, Godfrey
Daniel Cressy
B: 1964-12-19
D: 2018-05-05
View Details
Cressy, Daniel
Gordon MacLeod
B: 1959-05-18
D: 2018-05-02
View Details
MacLeod, Gordon
Eric Cunningham
B: 1951-11-20
D: 2018-05-01
View Details
Cunningham, Eric

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
157 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Y9
Phone: 905-895-6631
Fax: 905-895-4747

Visitation

A viewing means to have an open casket.

A visitation 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 deceased.

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