Reverend Chris Roth gave a reflection during the Candleight Service of Remembrance.

Funeral Home held Candlelight Service of Remembrance

The Sylvan Lake funeral home held a Candlelight Service of Remembrance on December 11

The Sylvan Lake funeral home held a Candlelight Service of Remembrance on December 11 to help those grieving the loss of a loved one over the holiday season.

The service, which began at 2 p.m., was led by Reverend Jin Woo Kim, and included a lighting of the candles, a prayer of remembrance, a reflection by Reverend Chris Roth and multiple hymns and carols including “Amazing Grace”, “Joy to the World”, “O Holy Night”, and “Silent Night.” The service was followed by a time of fellowship at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church.

The staff at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home stated, “We the Funeral Home staff, sincerely hope that this Candlelight Service of Remembrance will be a source of comfort to you throughout the Christmas Season, one of the most difficult times of the year that has traditionally represented the unity of family.”

The staff also included some helpful references on how to deal with loss over the holidays including talking with your family and friends, continuing to rest and eat healthy, celebrate old traditions and start new ones, try not feeling guilty for feeling happy and try to do something for other people.

General Manager of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, Ed Stevenson explained, “We open it up to everyone. It’s a service to help people through Christmas and see it isn’t as dark as it seems.”

He added the service has helped people in the past and that many families come in subsequent years.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

 

Just Posted

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Court full as schools, parents dispute Alberta gay-straight alliance law

Justice Centre argues keeping parents out of the loop violates freedom of religion and expression

Photo: HJ Cody girls soccer team participates in tournament

The soccer team played in the Central Alberta High School Soccer League Year End Tournament

Drafts of the waterfront area presented to the public.

The Town of Sylvan Lake presented drafts of the waterfront area on June 14

Liberals enter by-election race

The Alberta Liberal Party announced Nick Jansen as its candidate in the upcoming election

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

WATCH: Mellisa Hollingsworth highlights Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast

Olympic Bronze Medalist from Central Alberta shared her journey with a packed house

Humboldt survivors to attend NHL Awards

Players say it’s a blessing to be back together again

Justice minister: marijuana still illegal for now

Driving under the influence of drugs has always been — and will remain — against the law

Crown recommends 150 years for Quebec mosque shooter

Crown lawyers say Alexandre Bissonnette deserves to receive the longest sentence in Canadian history

192 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

Divers are searching an Indonesian lake after a ferry sank earlier this week

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

A lawyer has documented more than 300 cases of adults who have been separated from a child

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Most Read