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Affordable Burial & Cremation in Ottawa – Prearranging Your Funeral Services: Part III

February 13, 2018

Making the Caring Decision to be Prepared In Part I of this series, we highlighted the necessity of understanding your service options and the importance of writing down all your personal wishes for your family to have. In Part II, we discussed the need to go over the planning process with your family and decide […]

Ottawa Cremation Services – Prearranging Your Funeral Services: Part II

February 05, 2018

Preparing for the Future In Part I of our series, we discussed the importance of understanding all your funeral options and putting your personal wishes into writing for your family. Here in Part II, we’ll cover family planning and making a final decision regarding the type of service you want. There are a multitude of […]

Ottawa Funeral Home – Prearranging Your Funeral Services: Part I

January 26, 2018

Making the Caring Decision to be Prepared Thinking about your own passing can be challenging, and nearly everyone can agree that it is an unpleasant thing to consider. Many people feel sadness for the family and friends they will leave behind, and possibly even concern for how loved ones will deal with the loss. At […]

The Benefits of Using Online Funeral Arrangements

January 16, 2018

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and often one of the most challenging periods of your life. Among all the emotions that you may experience during this time, such as grief, you may also be surprised to find that stress can often be a key player. It’s not simply the stress of […]

First Memorial Funeral Services: Your Local Ottawa Funeral Home

January 04, 2018

First Memorial Funeral Services is dedicated to helping Ottawa residents say farewell to their loved ones at affordable prices – and that includes helping create the perfect funeral services for that farewell.  There are many kinds of services which can be arranged by a funeral home in Ottawa, and sometimes it can be difficult deciding […]

The Importance of Pre-Planning Your Funeral Services

December 28, 2017

At First Memorial Funeral Services Fairview Chapel, we know no one likes contemplating the end of their own life, but that day will come for all of us.  Likewise, we will all need funeral services when that day comes – but right now, you still have a choice in how your funeral is handled and […]

Finding Funeral Homes in Ottawa & Helping Yourself During Your Time of Loss

December 16, 2017

The loss of a loved one is always an intensely personal experience, something which is entirely unique.  Yet, there are still aspects that link every period of mourning:  Grief.  Confusion.  Despair.  Fear.  Numbness.  Many who are in mourning have difficulty making decisions or find themselves anxious about “doing the wrong thing” in such a difficult […]

Obituaries in Ottawa – Why They Are So Important

December 06, 2017

An obituary serves many different purposes after the passing of a loved one. It provides you with an opportunity to pen a “farewell” to the person and is a way to tell the story of the deceased’s life. An obituary also serves as an informational piece, communicating details of the memorial services that will be […]

Choosing Cremation Service in Ottawa

November 29, 2017

Your loved one may have specifically requested cremation as one of their final wishes, and now you are taking on the task of planning the process. There are several aspects to consider when selecting cremation, and many people find themselves surprised at the number of decisions they need to make as a part of the […]

How to Select a Theme for a Memorial Service

September 13, 2017

Did he or she have a specific hobby? Consider displaying sports equipment, trophies and awards, cooking utensils, written items, art and craftwork, or stamp collections anything that recognizes the person’s interests. Considering selecting a funeral program template that represents his interest. Maybe the person took great pride in his or her career. If so, honor […]


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