Death never occurs at a good time. There just isn’t a good time for it, really. When your family has organized cremation services in Wernersville, PA for a family member and they are having the memorial service for them, you will likely want to go to honor that person and to say a final goodbye. However, there are things that come up that might stop you from attending. What can you do instead? Here are a few reasons you might not be able to attend and what you can do to get around your need to go.
The biggest reason people aren’t attending anything right now is because of the virus. In fact, families will likely keep the services very small, possibly outside, and intimate and private, if they can. If you aren’t able to go because you would push the numbers too high, or if you don’t want to attend because you are vulnerable to illnesses, you could ask that the family record the service so you can watch or hear it later. You could also possibly livestream it if the family is taking that option to heart.
You Live Far Away
If the memorial services are happening quickly enough, you might not have the time to travel to the right location for the service. Again, you could livestream the service if the family is taking that option up. Otherwise, send something to the family members that are there to remind them that you are with them in spirit. Perhaps add some flowers to the service, send a special cake to the reception, or something else that you can easily do from your location.
You Aren’t Invited
If the family is keeping things small and for immediate family only, and you are an uncle or a cousin, perhaps you aren’t invited. This could be due to number constraints in society right now or because of what the loved one said they wanted. Either way, there’s nothing wrong with having a memorial of your own to commemorate their life and say your own goodbye. You could make it as simple as going to a park and saying a few words to gathering a few of your own close family in your home for a meal in their honor. There’s no such thing as too many memorials for someone and this way, you can do whatever you want for the person.
There are lots of different reasons why you might not make it to a memorial service after cremation services in Wernersville, PA for a loved one in your family and that’s okay. If that sounds like a situation you are in currently, the professionals at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. are here to help you figure out what you might want to do instead of attending. We can help you with livestreaming, recording, ideas for gifts to send, or even options of things you might want to do on your own to remember your loved one.