Haywards Funerals

Our Services

Arranging a funeral service can be a difficult task. But gathering with friends and family, in a supportive environment, provides those who are grieving the opportunity to share memories, offer words of comfort, say goodbye and begin the healing journey.

At Hayward’s we offer personalized services that are sensitive to the cultural needs of the families and communities we serve… and we can make it anything you want it to be.

Green / Natural Burial

A green or natural burial is environmentally friendly and involves returning the body to the earth for natural decomposition. The requirements usually include a biodegradable shroud, a natural fibre urn or casket and no embalming or grave liner. In this way, human remains continue to be part of the natural life cycle of the planet.

Ask your director for more details.

Cremation / Burial

Most people are familiar with a “Traditional Cremation or Burial” usually structured around the following elements:

  • Transfer deceased from the place of death to the funeral home for preparation
  • Time is set aside for family to gather/view open or closed casket, usually the evening before or day of the service
  • A public or private ceremony in the family’s venue of choice is followed by burial or cremation and a reception

Memorial or Celebration of Life

The casket is usually not present in this form of service, but the service is structured around these elements:

  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home for preparation
  • Viewing for family, if the family so wishes
  • A public/private ceremony in the venue of one’s choice typically followed by a reception
  • Committal Service for burial takes place in the cemetery of choice

Simple Disposition / Graveside Service

There is No Formal Service that the funeral home is involved with, but does include these elements:

  • Transfer of deceased from the place of death to the funeral home
  • Viewing for family may be arranged if the family so desires
  • Immediate burial/cremation takes place in a cemetery

Nearly everyone experiences the death of a close family member or friend. Often, in the midst of deep sorrow and grief, it becomes a time for difficult decision making. Whether or not it is fully appreciated, the death of a loved one usually sets into motion a number of challenging emotional forces. Fortunately, they usually have a way of bringing family and friends together to honor a life well lived, share memories and offer each other support and strength.