At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognized changes would need to be made in our care of families.
On April 2, 2020 we received updated information from the Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison. You can learn more about these updates, here. As funeral service professionals, we strictly adhere to these guidelines to protect our communities and staff.
adopted new ways of meeting with families to make arrangements and to connect
family members and friends in other provinces. Arrangements can be made via
telephone, e-mail, FaceTime, or Zoom. An e-visitation and/or funeral can be
held through private streaming.
To personalize these services, we can create a tribute DVD which can be shared online and used at a future public service.
We too are adapting to changes in protocols. Long-term care and health facilities are no longer permitted to form honour guards, as we transfer the deceased into our care. A previous blog post shared how moving and respectful this tradition has become. We look forward to the time when measures around physical distancing will be lifted.
Grieving During a Pandemic
Grieving during a pandemic is new to all of us. Grief is challenging enough without the physical and social distancing, the limitations associated with our usual rituals, and the distancing experienced prior to the death, in some cases.
A special thank you to our colleagues at the Funeral Service Foundation
and National Funeral Directors Association for creating this helpful
e-book, “Grieving Alone & Together”.
May 30, 2020
We received an update from the Chief Public Health Office with additional guidance regarding visitation, services and cemetery policies.
May 13, 2020
We received an update from the Chief Public Health Office with additional guidance regarding visitation and services.
March 24, 2020
Earlier this week, we lent our support to the call from our national professional association, the Funeral Service Association of Canada. FSAC has requested that funeral service professionals be recognized as an essential and critical service during the pandemic. We need to be supported in our care of the deceased and have access to timely personal protective equipment and other sanitary supplies.
March 17, 2020
On March 17, 2020, we received specific directions from Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer for the province of Prince Edward Island.
As the pandemic began in Canada, we realized our years of professional training and education would serve us well in caring for the deceased and their families. We want to assure Islanders that we will continue to provide professional, compassionate services to our families and community during this challenging time.
March 12, 2020
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