The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. In fact, it has even had a negative impact on the way people are able to honor their deceased loved ones. While you will be able to plan a funeral service or a cremation service at a funeral home in Martensville, SK, you won’t be able to have as large a final services event as you might want due to coronavirus protocols.

Here are a few ways that you can honor your deceased loved one even with all the social gathering restrictions that limit the size of indoor and outdoor events.

Live Stream

What can you do if the funeral home can only accommodate a small handful of people at a funeral service? You can live stream the event. This will ensure that more people are able to take part in the funeral service. It’s important to understand that funeral homes have implemented restrictions due to government policies to stop the spread of COVID-19. So fewer people can attend an indoor gathering in a church or an outdoor gathering at a graveside ceremony. This means you won’t be able to have as many people at a final service event. But live streaming will at least allow more people to “attend” so that they can honor the deceased.

Set Up Social Media Page

You might also consider setting up a social media page or group where family and friends can come together to post their tributes to the deceased and to encourage one another. This is also a great way to share photos of the person being honored. The good thing about this option is that it will be available to people all over the world. So even people who would not be able to attend the event in person will have the opportunity to take part in the social media group. Of course, it’s unlikely that all of your loved ones are avoid social media users. It’s best, therefore, to do other things so that as many people as want to can pay their last respects.

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Record the Final Service Event

Another idea is to record the final services event. You can then distribute the recording to those who were unable to attend. If the event is streamed, the recording can be archived online so that those who were unable to tune into the live streamed event in real-time can watch it whenever they’re able to.

Do you need to find a reputable Martensville, SK funeral home that you can depend on? For the help you need, give us a call to speak with our funeral director or with another member of our staff. During these crazy times, we’re here to help you honor your deceased loved one. While COVID-19 has changed the way people are able to pay their last respects, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to do so. Feel free to drop by during regular business hours if you want to talk to someone in person. We’re always here to help.