Funeral Service Options

This section contains useful information about what to do when death occurs, and frequently asked questions.

Family and friends getting together to honor a loved one’s life is one of the most important steps in the grieving and healing process.  You may option to select the type of service that will suit your family's needs to celebrate a life of your loved one. 

Our Funeral Directors will help you make decisions to select the  location of the funeral, the choice of casket or urn ,  dates and times ,  service offerings, attaining a minister and any additional needs required.

 We are here to help create a unique and memorable service that people will remember fondly for years to come. Contact us to discuss your needs.

If you have prearrangements elsewhere, ask about transferring your prearrangements to us , at no cost.

When Death Occurs

No matter if a death is sudden, or if it something that was a long time coming, the loss of a loved one makes us feel emotional and overwhelmed.  No amount of preparation can fully prepare you for the loss of a loved one.  When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering.

Burial Service

Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation, followed by a funeral service in a church, or other place of worship.  The casket is typically present at both these events, and it is your decision on whether to have the casket open or not.  You have the option of having the remains interred (earth burial), or it may be entombed in a  crypt inside a mausoleum (above ground burial).

Cremation Services

Cremation is an alternative to the burial process and it is chosen by many people because of religious beliefs, the desire to preserve the environment or it was requested by the person who died. The remains are placed in a container that is combustible and placed in a special furnace called a cremation chamber or a crematory where through intense heat is reduced to bone fragments that are then  crushed and pulverized to resemble coarse sand.

Cemetery Types

Click here to view more information on types of cemeteries.

Shipping Services

New Haven Funeral Centre specializes in managing the final arrangements to bring your loved one home, and/or arranging their shipment to the Caribbean or worldwide


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