Over the past few decades, the internet has made it increasingly easy to stay in touch. Email and social media keep us connected, and even obituaries are now often found in an online format. There’s also the opportunity to sign virtual guest books long after the funeral is over. There are definite advantages when youRead More >>
Planning a funeral can be a daunting task, especially because it’s usually done at a time of stress when a loved one has died. Many people don’t understand why a funeral is necessary, so they plan out of a sense of duty. This is a common mistake, and it’s not the only one. A funeralRead More >>
One of the wonderful things about modern life is the connection afforded us by technology. We live in a society with the technology to link people who are continents apart, and it’s easy to connect even across many miles. Have you considered, though, how this technology might be used for a funeral? Funerals are notRead More >>
When you’re planning a funeral, there’s much to consider. Whether you have an immediate need or are preplanning for yourself, you’ll have to think about all the little details that make an end-of-life service meaningful. In addition to music and readings, a video tribute is one of the most wonderful ways to honor the personRead More >>
No matter where you are in the world, you’ll find that eating before or after a funeral is a tradition. From wakes to receptions, people gather to share memories and commune over food. The fare varies from culture to culture, and food can be comforting, symbolic, or both. In Vietnam, it is traditional to haveRead More >>
Losing a loved one is always difficult. Grief is painful, and it’s important to find constructive ways to work through our grief and begin to heal. To that end, we seek ways to honor our loved ones and keep their memories near to our hearts. Memorial keepsakes are a wonderful way to do this, andRead More >>
More people these days are choosing to preplan for their end-of-life arrangements, and it just makes sense. After all, you plan ahead for every other aspect of your life, from weddings to vacations to college to retirement, so why not make plans for your final celebration? When you preplan, you ensure that your wishes areRead More >>
The City of Hayward was incorporated in 1876, but Chapel of the Chimes Hayward has been serving this community since 1872. Having been here for every turn and through every social and economic shift, our roots are deep — and our commitment to providing exceptional service to the people of the East Bay area isRead More >>
All loss is traumatic, but losing a child can cause almost unbearable pain. If you’ve experienced the devastating loss of a child, you may experience shock, confusion, guilt, hopelessness, anger and a host of other emotions. You may even find your marriage under stress, as you and your spouse try to handle these difficult emotions.Read More >>
A cemetery is more than just a plot of land in which bodies are laid to rest. It’s a vital piece of a community’s heritage, a legacy shared by those whose families have lived, loved, worked and died in the area. A walk through a cemetery can tell you a lot about the community itRead More >>
“Words cannot express our gratitude for all the kindness and assistance you have extended to our family.” — E.O.
“We wish to extend our deepest gratitude for your help, all your support and the respect you showed us.” — The B. Family
“Our family wants to thank you. Everything went very smooth all because of you. The service was beautiful and the songs you provided were perfect.” — M. and D.H.
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