Last updated 5 days ago
There are many different ways to honor a loved one after death. Here at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, we aim to help families plan the proper goodbyes by offering a variety of Signature Services designed to honor and celebrate those who have passed away.
These services incorporate numerous traditions and customs to provide the most special and appropriate way to honor all loved ones. Our butterfly release ceremony celebrates a loved one joining other loved ones with the symbolism of butterflies. Families can also arrange for flower petals to be scattered during the ceremony. Our Hawaiian tree legacy allows families to plan Koa trees in memory of their loved ones. We also offer a solid wood flag case to proudly display the United States flag for the family of deceased military members.
These are just some of the Signature Services you can choose from to honor your deceased loved one at Valley of the Temples Memorial park. Learn about our other Signature Services available at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Oahu by calling us today. Contact us at (888) 723-6620 to learn about funeral pre-planning, cemetery arrangements, and more.
Last updated 15 days ago
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially if you’ve never felt the pain of loss before. Family and friends can give a proper goodbye by planning a memorial service to honor their lost loved ones. Get on the right track to planning a service for your lost friend or family member by learning how to choose between cremation and traditional burial.
Learn About Each Option
If you have never planned a memorial service for a loved one, you may not be aware of what options are available and exactly what they entail. Do some research to learn about the cremation process and what family members usually do with the ashes. You can also learn more about traditional burials and where they take place. This information can help you figure out which option is more suitable for your loved one.
Think About What Your Loved One Would Want
It is common for senior citizens to talk to their adult children about their end-of-life wishes. This often includes what the senior citizen wants to happen to their body once they pass. Even if your loved one did not get a chance to make their wishes clear, they may have expressed preference for one option over the other.
Consider Religious Beliefs or Traditions
Religious beliefs often dictate what should be done when a loved one passes away. If your loved one followed a certain religion, it is important to see what the beliefs say regarding cremation and burial. You may also think about other family members and customs or traditions that were followed after their deaths.
Talk to Other Loved Ones
Family members and close friends can provide support and guidance during this difficult time. It is a good idea to sit down with family members and discuss your deceased loved one’s wishes and beliefs. This conversation allows all family members to share their thoughts and ideas, ensuring that every voice is heard and respected.
Learn more about cremation, burial, and other memorial options by contacting Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Oahu. Get funeral pre-planning information on our website or by calling us at (888) 723-6620. You can also visit our memorial park today to speak with one of our funeral planners.
Last updated 19 days ago
A funeral is a traditional ceremony which typically occurs very soon after death, making it difficult for friends and family to focus on meaningful acts. Memorial services can occur later, giving friends and family more time to create a meaningful memorial for their lost loved ones. Here are some ways you can plan a meaningful memorial for your loved one.
Memorial services allow all friends and family members to come together and celebrate the life of their loved one. Inviting some friends and family members to help in the planning process will ensure that your loved one gets the memorial service he or she deserves. Working with family and friends will also take some of the burden off of you, giving you more time to experience grief on your own. This is especially beneficial if you were responsible for the funeral and do not feel that you have been able to grieve.
Focus on Love and Memories
It is difficult to focus on happy memories during a funeral. That is why it is important to plan a more positive celebration of life for your loved one’s memorial service. This service provides an opportunity to remember all of the wonderful things about your loved one. Try focusing on creating a loving and inviting atmosphere for friends and family members so they can share their favorite memories and celebrate those instead of focusing on the feelings of loss.
Passing out keepsakes is a great way to spread the love and ensure that each guest gets a special item to take home to help them remember their lost loved one. As you plan the memorial service, look into different keepsake options such as photographs and books. You can pass out framed pictures or create books filled with memories that friends and family can add to in order to express their thoughts and feelings.
Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Oahu provides numerous options for funerals and memorial services. Contact us at (888) 723-6620 to start planning a memorial service or learn about other services for cemetery arrangements and personalized memorials.
Last updated 28 days ago
If your friend has recently lost a loved one, you may be unsure of what to say to her. You may not be able to take away her pain or anger, but you can provide support that will help her go through the grieving process and eventually move on to the healing process.
As you will see in this video, everyone grieves in his or her own way. Being around to listen to your friend can help her express her anger and vent her frustrations. You can also take care of certain daily tasks to give your friend more time to focus on her feelings during this difficult period.
Get more advice for supporting a grieving loved one by contacting Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Oahu. Call us at (888) 723-6620 for information about grieving, funeral pre-planning, and cemetery arrangements at our beautiful memorial park on the island of Oahu.
Last updated 1 month ago
Imagine planning an entire wedding in a day or two; in addition to the stress of planning it, it’s not hard to envision the wedding being disorganized and a bit disappointing. Believe it or not, the same is true of planning a funeral in a hurry. Planning a funeral in advance has many advantages, including:
Reduce the Burden on Your Family
A death in the family is incredibly difficult to deal with, especially if your family is unaware of your final wishes. Do you have a preference between being buried or cremated, and having an open casket or a closed one? If so, make a funeral plan so your family does not have to make these difficult decisions at a stressful time.
Assume the Financial Responsibility for Your Funeral
Assuming the financial responsibility for your funeral will allow your survivors to focus more on the ceremony itself, rather than how to pay for it and who will pay for the ceremony. Consider purchasing funeral insurance or pre-purchase funeral services at a funeral home or cemetery to make it even easier.
Plan a Meaningful Funeral
A meaningful funeral will help your family reach closure, while giving them the opportunity to grieve and celebrate your life with your surviving loved ones. To ensure that your family can come together for a proper send off, plan the funeral in advance.
Allow Your Final Wishes to Be Followed
Late in life, many people have preferences for how they wish to be honored and remembered at their funeral service. Record your desires and leave your plan with your family and a reputable funeral home to ensure your final wishes are carried out. Doing this will give you and your family comfort and peace of mind.
For assistance in planning a funeral, contact Valley of Temples Memorial Park Oahu. We are happy to help with funeral pre-planning and show you our cemetery arrangements. Call us at (888) 723-6620 or visit our website for more information about our funeral pre-planning services.