Remembering And Honoring A Loved One Through Holiday Meals

By: Myles O'Riordan
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Holidays provide the perfect opportunity for family members and loved ones to get together. It's not uncommon for people to travel a great distance to be with their family during Christmas or other holidays. These occasions can be painful if you've lost a loved one. At Wagg Funeral Home, we encourage people to find ways to honour their deceased loved ones during holiday celebrations and holiday meals:

1. Prepare their Favorite Meal

A great way to honour a loved one is to make their favourite dish for the holiday meal. For example, if your deceased family member liked roast chicken with a special sauce, make that dish for Christmas and tell all your guests about it. Everyone can share good memories and remember the person as you enjoy the holiday meal.

2. Toast to the Loved One

You can toast to your dearly departed before the meal and make a small speech about them. You can also ask your dinner guests to speak a few words and share their experiences. It's a great way to heal together and create a positive memory. Toasting to your loved one can help reduce the ache left behind by their absence.

3. Donate Holiday Meals to The Less Fortunate in their Name

There’s nothing better than helping others out during the holiday season, especially when you do it as a way to honour a loved one’s memory. You can distribute holiday meals or invite a less fortunate family to dinner during this time. This helps spread joy and can make a significant impact on someone's life.

If you want to know about our funeral or memorial services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains In A Public Place

After the cremation of a loved one, many Canadians follow the practice of scattering the ashes which you can disperse in several locations. To avoid violating local laws and regulations, however, t...

Are All Caskets The Same Size?

Several customers at Wagg Funeral Home inquire about the size of the caskets and wonder whether they are all the same size. That is not the case. A standard-sized one will usually serve if you need...

5 Advantages Of Urn Vaults

If a loved one has passed away and you are considering cremation, you will be given the person's ashes following the process. The cremains would need to be stored in a container—most often urns are...

Does A Funeral Service Have To Be Held In A Funeral Home Or Church?

There are two different events following a person's death: viewings and funerals. The body is presented before burial, and people can pay their respects to the deceased. Attendees can meet the dece...

Cremation vs. Burial Costs

While cremation has been around for centuries, not many people in North America opt for it. However, with many people preferring fewer complexes and demanding funeral arrangements, there seems to b...

Care Essentials While Grieving The Loss of a Loved One

When someone you care about passes, it can be tough to cope with the loss and the pain you experience. The way an individual grieves is a subjective experience. While you are trying to come to ter...

Can I Rent A Casket For A Ceremony Or Gathering Before Cremation?

As funeral prices continue to grow, some families may explore alternatives to save money. The expense of the coffin or casket is one of the most costly aspects of traditional funerals. Even if the ...

Ambiguous Grief and How to Deal With It

Human beings are capable of experiencing sadness in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons. The most understandable form of grief is that produced by the loss of a loved one. Death is the e...

4 Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

Saying goodbye for the final time may be difficult, and most families want to see loved ones go in style. There are several unique and creative methods to commemorate a loved one in a dignified man...

Breaking Down The Cost Of A Funeral Service

Funerals may be expensive, particularly if you want specific services. Many people are not sure of what expenses are involved while planning one. At Wagg Funeral Home, we've seen that con...