Funeral Etiquette for the Bereaved

Funeral Home Oahu

After the loss of a loved one, it may be very hard to imagine how you’ll make it through a funeral ceremony. Most people will be very understanding of your behavior and feelings, and won’t make any unnecessary demands of you in your time of grief. You should prepare yourself for the funeral service, however, so that you can offer the appropriate gratitude to those who have come to pay their respects.

You should greet the funeral service attendees when you can, and thank them for offering their support. You should also prepare yourself for interacting with guests who might not know what to say or how to offer grief support to you. After the funeral and burial services are over, you should send thank you notes to your officiant and guests who participated in the funeral service or acted as pallbearers.

At Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, our funeral home on Oahu, HI, has been helping families plan funeral services, burial services, and cremation services since 1963. We also offer grief counselors and grief support services in your time of need. To learn more about our services, call us today at (808) 239-8811.