Ask the Funerals Expert – Rod Attwell


Ask the Funerals Expert – Rod Attwell

Plan a One Of A Kind Funeral, Part 1 of 6

Oliver’s believes in the importance of personalizing a service to beautifully reflect the life and personality of your loved one. In this six-part series we will share some of the services and specialty items we provide to families honoring their loved one.

A personalized funeral service touches friends and families and celebrates a life well-lived. We at Oliver’s are pleased to help families plan a meaningful life celebration.

We work with you to create a service that truly reflects your loved one’s special qualities. That is our promise to you.

Photos and Albums

Images of your loved one provide a powerful way to bring memories to life. There are many opportunities to display photos at a funeral service. The built-in projector in our chapel can display a photo or DVD tribute of your loved one’s life. Our mobile unit for services held in churches or halls is also equipped for this. You might like to include favourite photographs in the program or on keepsake mementos. Photo albums can be arranged for people to look through and reminisce together. We also have framed collage boards available for your use.


Music is an evocative, emotional art. Live or pre-recorded music enhances a service in a moving, personal way. Some ways to use music in the service include:

  • Putting together a selection of your loved one’s favourite recorded music
  • Hiring musicians to play live music
  • Playing music written by your departed loved one
  • Encourage musical friends and family members to perform

Our Concierge and Media Services staff will be pleased to download selected music from iTunes and create a playlist to be used during the visitation, funeral, graveside and/or luncheon. Our Chapel has a modern, state-of-the-art sound system. Our facilities are also designed to accommodate musicians and their instruments, including a well-tuned grand piano in our chapel for your convenience.

Next month we will explore using poetry, spirituality, and the bag-pipes to honor the life of your loved one. 780.532.2929,