Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Sherman
B: 1953-03-31
D: 2017-11-14
View Details
Sherman, Robert "Bob"
Susan Prouse
B: 1959-05-01
D: 2017-11-13
View Details
Prouse, Susan
Shirley McCoy
B: 1929-01-05
D: 2017-11-10
View Details
McCoy, Shirley
Doris Staley
B: 1926-01-14
D: 2017-11-07
View Details
Staley, Doris
Stanley Schott
B: 1941-12-26
D: 2017-11-04
View Details
Schott, Stanley
Bonita Stevenson
B: 1959-03-22
D: 2017-11-03
View Details
Stevenson, Bonita
Mervin DeBassige
B: 1946-03-25
D: 2017-10-31
View Details
DeBassige, Mervin
James "Jim" Matthews
B: 1964-07-01
D: 2017-10-29
View Details
Matthews, James "Jim"
Edith Aspden
B: 1918-06-16
D: 2017-10-28
View Details
Aspden, Edith
Hendrick "Hank" Meyer
B: 1930-10-01
D: 2017-10-27
View Details
Meyer, Hendrick "Hank"
Claude Lee
B: 1936-08-09
D: 2017-10-26
View Details
Lee, Claude
George "Ted" Stevens
B: 1937-03-09
D: 2017-10-25
View Details
Stevens, George "Ted"
Alice Knight
B: 1934-07-12
D: 2017-10-24
View Details
Knight, Alice
Pauline Chanyi
B: 1927-05-11
D: 2017-10-20
View Details
Chanyi, Pauline
Timothy "Tim" Stephenson
B: 1955-03-06
D: 2017-10-20
View Details
Stephenson, Timothy "Tim"
Ronald Buck
B: 1942-03-16
D: 2017-10-19
View Details
Buck, Ronald
Eva Rae
B: 1925-05-21
D: 2017-10-18
View Details
Rae, Eva
David "Dave" Evanitski
B: 1960-11-08
D: 2017-10-18
View Details
Evanitski, David "Dave"
Isaak Peters
B: 1955-09-28
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Peters, Isaak
Franklin Goudie
B: 1920-03-02
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Goudie, Franklin
Bradley "Brad" Walsh
B: 1949-12-10
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Walsh, Bradley "Brad"

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
43 Bidwell Street
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3T6
Phone: 519.842.5221
Fax: 519.842.7145

Check Out Our Reviews

Check out the Ostrander's Reputation Center. Review our reviews and leave one too!

If You Like Us, Rate Us!

Fill out the Satisfaction Evaluation for Ostrander's Funeral Home.

Watch Our Video

Learn more about Ostrander's Funeral Home. Watch our video!

What is Cremation?

Part of making funeral arrangements on behalf of a loved one involves choosing between burial of the body, or cremation. Certainly this is a big decision, based on any number of factors: religious or spiritual beliefs, finances, or ecological awareness are just some of the reasons we've heard for choosing cremation. Before you can make the choice, you need to know exactly what it is you're considering. You can learn the basics below, however, if the content here raises additional questions for you, please give us a call at 519.842.5221. One of our cremation specialists will address any of your inquiries or concerns.

Cremation Explained

The Cremation Association of North America describes cremation as, "The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments".  On our page, The Cremation Process, we offer a deeper look at the most common cremation process which uses extreme heat. 

As we said earlier, people choose cremation over burial of casketed remains for any combination of reasons. Sometimes it's the simple fear of burial itself, which may stem directly from the Victorian phobia of being buried alive. Or it could be they are uncomfortable with the very idea and imagery of physical decomposition. 

What is Required to Arrange for Cremation?

Once the cremation-over-burial decision has been made, all that's required is authorization. This is provided by the person who is the legally identified or appointed next-of-kin. Once all authorization documents are signed, and service charges are paid; the body can be transported from the place of death to the crematory and the cremation process can take place. However, there are some additional things you may wish to consider, such as:

  1. Is there a special set of clothes (such as a military uniform or favorite dress) your loved one would appreciate the thought of wearing? This will be a focus of the cremation arrangement conversation, and you will be advised by your funeral director as to your best options regarding jewelry or other valuable personal items.
  2. Are there any keepsake items you'd like to include in their cremation casket? Perhaps there's a special memento, such as a treasured photograph or letter? We sometimes suggest family members write cards, notes or letters to their deceased loved one, and place them in the casket prior to the cremation.
  3. Would you or other family members like to be present for–or participate to some degree in–your loved one's cremation? Because we know how healing it can be to take part in an act of "letting go", we welcome the opportunity to bring interested family or friends into the crematory. Please discuss your desire to participate with your funeral director.

Is it Time to Speak with One of Our Cremation Specialists?

We encourage open dialog about all end-of-life issues, and sincerely hope you reach out to us to dig deeper into the topics related to cremation and burial. Call us today at 519.842.5221 to ask a question or to set an appointment (either in your home or our office). We look forward to the conversation.

Sources:
What is Cremation, Cremation Association of North America