What To Do If You Can’t Make A Loved One’s Cremation Service

Posted on August 9, 2021 by Roslyn Heights Funeral Home under cremation
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When a family member passes on, you want to be able to honor them with the rest of the family during the cremation services in Manhasset, NY your family has set up. But life doesn’t always work out the way you want it to and there might be something in the way of your making it to that service. Perhaps the service is happening on short notice and you live far away and can’t get there. Maybe you have an important work event happening that you can’t get out of. Whatever the conflict may be, here are a few things you could try if you can’t make it, but really want to.

Ask About Livestreaming

There are a lot of options today and funeral providers make them available to family’s so they can utilize whatever they’d like. Ask the family members in charge of the service if they are going to live stream it. If they weren’t planning on it, ask if it’s a possibility. They might see how much you want to attend, but can’t, and they may want to include you in that way. Livestreaming doesn’t take a lot of work for the family as the funeral home can set it all up and run it for them. You could then watch the service at the same time as everyone else and participate from your own home.

Request A Copy

Some cremation providers will also offer to video or audio record the service so the family has something they can look back on or something they can share with others. IF you can’t make it, ask the family to send you a recording in whatever form is available. Then, when it arrives, you can honor your loved one through that recording as best you can.

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Have Your Own Memorial

Not every memorial service is going to be large or formal. Perhaps your family is just gathering together, sharing stories, and scattering ashes, and then having a meal. If you can’t make that, you can still do a memorial of your own. Go to a local park and take a friend or two. Share your own stories and honor your loved one in your own way. It might not be the same as being with all of your family, but it can help you honor them and say that final goodbye that needs to be said.

When you hear that cremation services in Manhasset, NY are in order for a loved one, and you can’t make the memorial services your family has planned, there are things you can do to honor them on your own so that you get a chance to say goodbye, too. The professionals at Roslyn Heights Funeral Home are here to help you come up with more ideas and options. We want your loved one’s needs to be met, but we concern ourselves with the family members who are left behind and their needs as well.