The Importance of Saying Goodbye

By: Les Fee
Monday, September 12, 2016

Funerals are an ancient, symbolic ceremony that notes back in history as a way to give mourners closure and say their final good-bye’s to their loved one who has passed. Although funerals are recognized as upsetting and perhaps even uncomfortable for some, it is always the right thing to do, by attending and paying your respects to the deceased and showing your support to the bereaved.


Not only does the funeral service deliver a chance to mourn your loved one and say goodbye, it also has a lot to do with you, the attendee. The funeral service is the beginning of your healing process and plays an important role in a number of ways including:


  • Come to terms with the death: As you go through the first couple of days after the death of a loved one, you are typically busy with planning and organizing funeral arrangements and experiencing a sense of numbness through all the bustle. You aware of the death, although when you are at the funeral, you see the casket or the urn, you become more accepting of the reality of the death and the fact that this is final.


  • Support to and from others: The funeral is a time that the deceased’s family and friends gather together to mourn the loss of a loved one and grieve collectively and openly amongst each other. This is a time that everyone is understanding of your emotions and you can share support with each other as you are all experiencing a great deal of pain.


  • Celebrate the life of your loved one: When you go to a funeral, everyone comes together to celebrate the deceased’s life. Stories are shared and memories are spoken about and everyone is connected this way to keep each other close to the deceased and the memory of their life.


  • Rebuilding your life: Going to a funeral is not easy and brings up many emotions and pain as you are grieving and mourning the loss of a loved one. This ceremony moves you toward the pain as you begin your healing process and rebuild your self-identity, as you face the loss of your loved one and the loss within yourself.


Attending a funeral is your chance to say goodbye and it will be the last chance you have. If you have any questions or would like to speak to our professionals here at, Fee & Sons Funeral Home and Crematorium, you can contact us here


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