Obituaries

Shirley Powell
B: 1933-09-22
D: 2018-12-17
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Powell, Shirley
Garfield MacKay
B: 1963-01-05
D: 2018-12-15
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MacKay, Garfield
Sandra Blaker
B: 1959-06-04
D: 2018-12-11
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Blaker, Sandra
Charles Gray
B: 1935-01-26
D: 2018-12-10
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Gray, Charles
Peter Harlow
B: 1953-10-03
D: 2018-12-10
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Harlow, Peter
Linda Mills
B: 1962-09-19
D: 2018-12-08
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Mills, Linda
Betty Lloyd
B: 1931-01-19
D: 2018-12-05
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Lloyd, Betty
Douglas Hawley
B: 1940-07-07
D: 2018-12-05
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Hawley, Douglas
Dorothy Strickland
B: 1924-01-20
D: 2018-12-04
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Strickland, Dorothy
Robert Curwood
B: 1947-02-12
D: 2018-12-03
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Curwood, Robert
John Bygott
B: 1947-05-29
D: 2018-12-03
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Bygott, John
Barbara Fear
B: 1931-12-26
D: 2018-11-30
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Fear, Barbara
Vivian Badgley
B: 1925-10-06
D: 2018-11-30
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Badgley, Vivian
Kimberly Switzer
B: 1967-12-02
D: 2018-11-27
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Switzer, Kimberly
Peter Wemp
B: 1950-08-25
D: 2018-11-21
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Wemp, Peter
Bernadette Ferguson
B: 1916-06-14
D: 2018-11-19
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Ferguson, Bernadette
Carole Sergeant
B: 1933-08-16
D: 2018-11-17
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Sergeant, Carole
Joan Risto
B: 1940-09-04
D: 2018-11-17
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Risto, Joan
Frank Smallegange
B: 1939-09-02
D: 2018-11-13
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Smallegange, Frank
Clinton Ferguson
B: 1952-11-22
D: 2018-11-13
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Ferguson, Clinton
Margaret Snider
B: 1946-12-07
D: 2018-11-11
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Snider, Margaret

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Planning A Memorial Service: Ideas & Guidance

planning a memorial service flowersAt Wartman Funeral Homes, we understand the challenges associated with losing a loved one. In addition to the grief and bereavement experienced after someone passes away, the planning of a funeral can be a very stressful, complicated and even overwhelming process. At our Kingston and Napanee Funeral Homes, the goal is to make it easy for families to say goodbye to their loved one in a dignified manor. In order to consistently provide this standard of service, we have made numerous resources available to help with affordable funeral planning. When it comes to planning a memorial service specifically, understanding the available options is an important part of getting started. Every memorial service should be personalized to reflect the life and spirit of the deceased in addition to meeting the needs of the family. This can be done through a traditional service or a more creative celebration of life. The options are plentiful and the choice is ultimately yours. We would just like to do our best to help you with planning a memorial service. This section of our website is meant to provide memorial service ideas and other links to help Kingston and Napanee families plan the memorial service that they desire. The links below each offer useful information that can help with the planning process. 

What is a Memorial Service?
A memorial service can be personalized to meet the needs of your family and friends. Learn more about how our funeral home can offer suggestions or help arrange a service.
Why a Memorial Service?
This section discusses why many families are choosing to create memorial services, and should help you better decide if this method would suit your loved one or yourself.
Creating a Celebration of Life
Take time to learn about this new ceremonial format, the celebration-of-life. Intended to showcase the unique life of your loved one, you'll also appreciate our suggestions on planning a meaningful and personalized celebration-of-life.
Funerals vs. Celebrations of Life
Before making funeral arrangements for a loved one, you should start by reading this page to learn the basics of both a funeral and a celebration-of-life.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are curious about memorial services, our list of the most frequently-asked questions will satisfy. Learn what makes a memorial service a special event.

We hope that you find the information on this page useful. Our funeral directors and funeral home staff believe in offering the highest standard of compassionate care to the families that we serve. Part of that commitment to quality service is providing valuable information that can be used to make life’s more difficult times slightly more manageable. We understand that losing a loved one can cause deep wounds. That being said, planning a memorial service that brings family and friends together to properly say goodbye in a meaningful and unique way can be quite powerful. In our experience, a memorial service can have a profound impact on dealing with grief, bereavement and ultimately the healing process. For this reason, we are dedicated to helping families with all of their memorial service needs.

If you have any questions or require additional information not found on our website, please feel free to contact one of our locations. If you have immediate need for our services, contact us right away either by telephone or by sending an email to wartmanfuneralhome@sympatico.ca. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to ensure that we are there when our services are needed the most.