Reminder List for Arranging a Funeral

Here at Foster & McGarvey Funeral Homes we know from our own losses that arranging the many details when a loved one has died can be quite overwhelming. That is why we have created this General Reminder List for the families who have entrusted their loved ones arrangements with our funeral home.

Please be assured that our funeral directors will be at your side each step along the way. Our Directors are uniquely qualified to assist, to make recommendations, anticipate concerns, and to ensure your wishes are carried out, while offering compassion and world-class family- care.

Being a family owned funeral home, we know that the many tasks that require your attention - do not stop when the funeral service is over. That is why our service to your family doesn't end with the funeral service; and why Foster & McGarvey Funeral Homes created AfterCare, please ask one of our Directors for more information, or click here to learn more about this complimentary program available to you and your family.

Important Notice: Before any final funeral arrangements are confirmed (example: obituary is published - family and friends are notified) - the family should speak to: the officiating minister/celebrant, as well a funeral director at one of our three Chapel Locations and the facility where the scheduled funeral services are to take place. This is of course to prevent announcing Scheduled Services to family and friends only to discover that the minister/celebrant and/or facility are not available the day and/or time you have selected.


At the time of Death:

Preparation for Funeral Arrangements:

In preparing for the funeral arrangement conference, a little preparation may assist in making the necessary decisions with more ease, and with less stress on the family.


Funeral Arrangement Conference:

During the funeral arrangement conference one of our funeral directors will explain the many options available and assist in arranging and coordinating your wishes. The following is a brief outline of some of the items that may be discussed:

Checklist Prior to Scheduled Funeral Service:

After the Funeral Service:

The following items may or may not be applicable: