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The most important thing about ritual is that it is done, say the death care professionals at Can-Trust, who help families with funeral arrangements in the Lower Mainland. As licensed funeral directors they are prepared to help families with funeral arrangements at ‘time of need’ or when pre-planning funerals, in any cultural or religious context. Rituals are respected, whether they stem from religious traditions, or closely held cultural superstitions or designed especially by the family for the funeral service they are arranging. 

Can-Trust-Funeral’s funeral directors help mourners fulfill rituals because these actions will assist them to accept the death of a loved one. These are the universally held benefits of rituals:  

  • Rituals, much like routine, lends a structure that makes people feel safe and secure as they move to accept the death of the loved one as real. 
  • Clear expectations guide the way to acceptance and set up supports for grief   
  • Knowledge of what is ahead prepares the mourners and allows others to join in and help families move through the grief process. 

Rituals at a funeral service give an identifiable and familiar context. Beyond planning a funeral service, and the paperwork that a funeral director handles for the family, Can-Trust’s funeral directors listen. They listen as they are called on in their service to grieving families to adapt funeral services to Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish and many other denominations and life paths. While the modes of disposition of the remains of a loved one our society offers are:   

  • Encasement such as a mausoleum or a tomb subsurface 
  • Internment such as burial with a graveside funeral or funeral home service 
  • Cremation such as the burning of a body at a crematorium. 

Can Trust’s funeral directors want you to know that you have control over the rituals in which you express your unique connection to the funeral service, cremation, celebration of life or memorial.  The licensed funeral directors help realize your choices from the first consult on funeral arrangements at time of need or when pre-planning. Ritual gives unlimited and unique expressions of connection to the community the loved one has left us, or to the invitation to have others join in through established or newly implemented family rituals.  

Can-Trust’s funeral directors offer families caring guidance on all options in the Lower Mainland community. We provide reliable, straightforward and affordable service, and with compassion, always.   

Before you engage with any funeral homes, please call Can-Trust-Funeral at 604-376-7975 or email to book a free professional consultation. You are never obligated.   

Our Can-Trust team of licensed funeral directors, provides funeral services in Burnaby, funeral services in Richmond, Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland.   

Phone: 604-376-7975   


WeChat: Cantrustfuneral   

Learn more at Can-Trust-Funeral Ltd website