Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
How to Guide
Where to Start
When faced with a loss, many confront the question with regards to funeral planning, “where do I start?” When preparing for a funeral or service, typically the first decision to be made is that of burial vs cremation followed by the choice of a traditional funeral or a memorial service.
Also consider creating a list of who will be in attendance. These details will be especially useful for the initial meeting with the funeral home and the funeral planning process.
How to Plan a Cremation, Celebration of Life, and Burial Service
On the below pages, we provide further advice with regards to each of the services Cotter Funeral Home offers.
Preparing For a Funeral Service
This subject can be a difficult process and overwhelming. We have provided you some advice on getting yourself prepared mentally, emotionally and physically.
How to Plan a Cremation Service
Choosing cremation doesn't mean there can't be a remembrance service. Learn how to plan for the memorialization of a loved one through ceremony and remembrance.
How to Plan a Celebration of Life
Because it's an opportunity to showcase someone's unique life story and achievements, today's celebration of life is a deeply personal event. If you think such an event is the right choice for your situation, here's what should know about planning celebrations-of-life.
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.
How to Prepare for a Funeral
What is involved in preparing for a funeral service? The specific details largely depend on whether you are a member of the immediate or extended family, or simply a guest. Learn more about preparing for a funeral in this section of our website.