Obituaries

Marjorie Harman
B: 1920-04-22
D: 2017-03-29
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Harman, Marjorie
Donald Bond
B: 1947-09-17
D: 2017-03-29
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Bond, Donald
James Davidson
B: 1940-05-19
D: 2017-03-25
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Davidson, James
Sean Armstrong
B: 1965-11-06
D: 2017-03-25
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Armstrong, Sean
Evelyn Fairbarn
B: 1922-07-30
D: 2017-03-24
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Fairbarn, Evelyn
Carol Ashleigh
B: 1948-04-13
D: 2017-03-23
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Ashleigh, Carol
Mary Stevens
B: 1935-01-21
D: 2017-03-19
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Stevens, Mary
Wally Witkowski
B: 1942-05-14
D: 2017-03-18
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Witkowski, Wally
Pauline Hartley
B: 1952-10-20
D: 2017-03-17
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Hartley, Pauline
Murray Hayes
B: 1935-06-19
D: 2017-03-13
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Hayes, Murray
Charles Brindley
B: 1949-01-27
D: 2017-03-12
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Brindley, Charles
Norman McKinley
B: 1945-01-28
D: 2017-03-11
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McKinley, Norman
Graham Armitage
B: 1944-08-04
D: 2017-03-09
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Armitage, Graham
Maatje Wagner
B: 1946-01-15
D: 2017-03-08
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Wagner, Maatje
Elisabeta Puiu
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2017-03-07
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Puiu, Elisabeta
Ann Phillips
B: 1932-07-16
D: 2017-03-07
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Phillips, Ann
Camilla Eikeland
B: 1923-08-19
D: 2017-03-06
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Eikeland, Camilla
Florence Burke
B: 1929-10-23
D: 2017-03-06
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Burke, Florence
Erroll Foster Hagan
B: 1933-04-22
D: 2017-03-06
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Hagan, Erroll Foster
Mervin McNair
B: 1921-01-11
D: 2017-03-04
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McNair, Mervin
Lenore Dutrizac
B: 1942-03-18
D: 2017-02-26
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Dutrizac, Lenore

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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