More than just a final resting place, the gravesite of a loved one is a touchpoint for future generations. When people go to visit a loved one’s grave, it gives them the opportunity to feel close to that person again. For this special place to be ideal for reflection and remembrance, it needs to be properly maintained. ThereRead More >>
Established in 1872, Chapel of the Chimes Hayward is older than the city it serves and known as a place of beauty and serenity. From its humble beginnings as a seven-acre memorial park, it’s grown into a 61-acre cemetery, mausoleum, crematorium, columbarium and funeral home complex. The natural beauty of the gardens, set against sweeping views of the Bay Area, makeRead More >>
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 >>
“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.
32992 Mission Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94544