Funeral Service Options

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 opt to have a traditional religious, or as more and more families are doing, you can choose to have a non-traditional ‘life celebration’. At Sweeny's Funeral Home, we are more than pleased to assist you in planning any style of event which best meets your needs.   

Decisions need to be made about the location of the funeral or event, the choice of casket or urn and who the pallbearers should be.  Another decision to make is who will be officiating the service.  You can choose to have a minister (or other religious leader) or a celebrant officiate the service.  The difference between a minister and a celebrant is a celebrant is non-denominational. 

Whatever you choose, some sort of service is expected from family and friends of the deceased.  Please consider having a memorial event for your loved one, its the most honorable thing we can do for our loved ones. 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.

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.   See More

Burial Service

Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation, followed by a funeral service in a church, funeral home chapel or other place of worship.  The casket is typically present at 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). See More

Cremation Services

Cremation is another option and 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 cremation container that is combustible and placed in a special furnace called a cremation chamber (retort) or a crematory where through intense heat is reduced to bone fragments and ash that are then crushed and pulverized to resemble course sand. See More

Eulogies and Obituaries

Giving a meaningful, moving eulogy can be a nerve-wracking situation for even the most accomplished public speaker, but it need not be.  How can you summarize somebody’s life in a few short minutes, while being both somber and funny at the same time?  See More

Funeral Etiquette

Like everything in society, funeral etiquette and what is expected of you has evolved over time.  As always common sense and good discretion is the best guide to proper funeral etiquette.  Here are a few do’s and dont's of funeral etiquette. See More

Funeral Merchandise

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A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation.  A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life.  See More


Sweeny's Funeral Home have been representatives of Heritage Memorials Ltd. for many years. Heritage Memorials is a privately owned, monument company, located in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Their work ethic and workmanship represents the highest level and quality of products and service and we are very pleased to be associated with them.

If you have monument or granite needs, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be pleased to set up a consultation appointment with you so we can assist you to style and design a monument that will represent your loved one and meet your budget. Satisfaction is guaranteed and pricing is very competitive.