• How Chapel of the Chimes Pays Respect to Fallen Veterans

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    Chapel of the Chimes takes great pride in caring for our clients’ loved ones after they have passed away. Our funeral home aims to provide quality services and funeral arrangements to all of our clients, and we take care to recognize the sacrifice and contributions our country’s veterans have made. Here is how Chapel of the Chimes pays respect to our nation’s veterans.

    Burial Space Chapel of the Chimes welcomes military funerals on our grounds without hesitation. If you have served in any branch of our country’s armed forces, we may be able to provide you with a free burial space in selected areas. In addition, we gladly accommodate any arrangements or proceedings sponsored by or related to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Honorably discharged veterans may also be entitled to a free bronze Veteran’s memorial.

    Specific Benefits In recognition of the outstanding service provided by the men and women who have served in our armed forces, Chapel of the Chimes can provide savings for their immediate family members. Preparing a loved one’s final arrangements can be costly, and to lessen the burden on the families of passed military men and women, Chapel of the Chimes can provide affordable, honorable, and dignified arrangements for veterans.

    Services Chapel of the Chimes offers a list of services and arrangements to accompany any military proceedings your family may have in mind. We can provide transportation, reception, and musical arrangements should your family request such services. In addition to our tasteful and honorable funeral services, Chapel of the Chimes can also help you memorialize your loved one with a register book, photographic collection, or framed portrait.

    Are you in need of assistance with planning your loved one’s funeral? In addition to services for veterans, we provide pre-planning, funeral arrangement, and cremation services. If you would like to learn more about what Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward offers to our nation’s veterans, call (510) 471-3363.    

  • Factors to Consider When Buying Flowers for a Funeral

    Flowers have become an established part of funeral proceedings around the world. Three factors that you should consider when purchasing flowers for a funeral are the deceased’s faith and culture, age, and personality. The color and shape of each type of flower provides its own unique expression and significance.

    This video describes the different types of flowers that are appropriate for a given faith or service. To learn more about picking the right flowers for a funeral arrangement or about sending flowers to a friend as a sign of sympathy, watch this video.

    Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward can provide beautiful and tasteful floral arrangements to match any family’s needs and desires. To learn more about the funeral arrangements and services offered by Chapel of the Chimes, call (510) 471-3363.

  • The History and Meaning of the Cremation Process

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    Saying goodbye to a loved one is a difficult experience. When choosing a way to honor the deceased, cremation can be a part of the process. For thousands of years, people have used cremation as a means of laying loved ones to rest. Read on to learn more about the rich history and meaning behind the cremation process.

    Origins Evidence of cremation has been found that dates back as early as 8,000 B.C. Though cremation has been used by many cultures with a variety of spiritual meanings and implications, it was most commonly practiced throughout the Iron Age and Viking Age as a last rite for the deceased. By 1050 A.D., Christianity had become more widespread and cremation became virtually unheard of, particularly in Western society. Modern cremation was popularized in the late 19th century with the development of more practical cremation technology. Today, cremation is chosen across the globe by people from a variety of faiths and backgrounds.

    Meanings There are a variety of spiritual meanings associated with cremation . Some religions view cremation as a necessary ritual for all followers, as it is believed to help usher the deceased’s soul into its next life. Many families choose to preserve the ashes of the deceased after cremation. Some families elect to keep the ashes stored in a safe place, while others scatter the ashes in a location of particular significance. Ultimately, the meaning of cremation is established by those whom the ceremony is connected to—the friends and family of the deceased.

    Regardless of how you choose to say goodbye, Chapel of the Chimes can make the arrangements for your loved one’s passing as easy as possible. We know how difficult it is to let someone go, and can provide a variety of funeral services, including cremation, to fulfill the needs of you and your family. For more information, call Hayward’s Chapel of the Chimes at (510) 471-3363.   

  • Visit These Sites For Funeral Planning Advice

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    Planning a memorial or funeral can be an emotionally challenging experience. Read over the information on these sites to learn more about funeral planning and memorializing your loved ones.

    For help with planning in the San Jose area, contact Chapel of the Chimes at (510) 471-3363.