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Our Burial and Graveside Services
At Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, we want to make sure that you are well informed about the different types of direct burial arrangements. We think that this is important so that you can make the right choice about how to say goodbye to a loved one, or pre-plan your own funeral.
First of all - what is a funeral and burial? That might seem like a trivial question, but we find that even now there are people that come to us and do not know how a funeral is structured, or what it’s true purpose is. Please click below and take a look - just in case there is something you don’t already know. If you are considering a burial service or funeral service for either yourself or a loved one, it is important that you read about our burial service page. This page covers the different direct burial arrangements that Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home offers and gives you a breakdown of the various options for each.
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Once you decide what kind of burial service you want the next step is to plan it. Our ‘how to plan a burial’ page is a great reference if you’ve never planned a burial service before. Please take some time to read through and make sure that a burial is the best choice for your loved one and your family. Do you know what elements are included in a traditional funeral service? If not, then take a look at the ‘traditional funeral services’ page. This page will help you decide if you are looking for something traditional - or if something more modern will be a better choice for the deceased, or yourself.
What is a Funeral?
Turning to the social sciences for a more holistic idea of what makes a funeral, we learn the common features of funeral services around the world. You'll learn all funeral services are rites of passage, transforming status and reaffirming social ties.
How to Plan a Burial Service
A simple burial service is a preferred custom in many societies and faiths. Read more about our burial services so you can best decide if a burial service is the right option for you and your loved ones.
Traditional Funeral Services
Whether you're making funeral arrangements for a loved one or pre-planning your own funeral, this section explains traditional services and all of the available options.
Want to learn about the heritage of our funeral home? Visit our Simple Funeral Service page. Looking for information on memorial services? visit our affordable memorial services & memorial page. If you are looking for information on cremation, please visit our affordable cremation service page.