Traditional Funeral Services & More
Here at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, we're committed to providing families with the best and most affordable funeral services and products. We also offer a diverse range of personalized funeral service options.
Traditional Funeral Services
This is includes the following:
Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.
A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.
The earliest human burial dates back 100,000 years making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. For an overview of the many different burial traditions, check out the websites in the Resources section below.
Understanding Burial Services
Here at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, we have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please review the following information. Should you have questions about anything, please call us at 204-949-2200.
There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently-deceased loved one, or when selecting burial during funeral pre-planning. One of the first decisions you'll need to make involves choosing both the cemetery and the specific place of burial within its grounds. You'll then need to select a casket and possibly a burial vault, as many modern cemeteries require their use. At some point, and this does not have to take place right away, the decision becomes one of selecting the headstone or marker and writing the inscription. A member of our professional staff will be available to should you wish to have assistance in making each of these decisions.
An Open Invitation
We offer a number of affordable burial service options. They range from: simple burials where only a member of our staff oversees the interment; simple graveside services led by a minister or celebrant; and a traditional funeral service followed by burial. Each can be tailored to meet the needs and expectations of today's price-conscious families.
Wikipedia, "Burial", modified 2014
National Parks Service, "Burial Customs and Cemeteries in American History", accessed 2014
Funerals & Flowers, "Death and Funeral Customs", 2013
If you would like to know more about how we bring personal attention to the funeral services we offer, please call us at 204-949-2200. Also learn about our funeral home staff's experience and expertise in our bios.
Affordable Burial Services | Local Burial Arrangements
Throughout history, burial has been a common practice in human communities, large and small; around the world. Learn more about burial, the burial services we offer, as well as the basic components of a traditional funeral service in this section of our website.
Winnipeg Cremation Services
Are you curious about the cremation process? Perhaps you're wondering why cremation is preferred by so many. Here, you'll explore the topics related to cremation, and to read of the cremation services we offer families living in our community.
Take the time to learn about our memorial services in Winnipeg, discover how enjoyable it can be to plan one for your loved one, and how we can assist you.
Specialty Funeral Services
As a full-service funeral home committed to offering area residents exclusive, specialized funeral services to choose from; we've spent a lot of time designing unique service offerings, many of which can be customized. Visit this section to explore the possibilities.