Family and friends getting together to honor a loved one’s life is one of the most important steps in the grieving and healing process.  You may opt to have a traditional religious or military service, or as more and more people are doing, you can choose to have a non-traditional ‘life celebration’.   

Decisions need to be made about the location of the funeral, the choice of casket or urn and who the pallbearers should be.  Another decision to make is who will be officiating the service.  You can choose to have a minister (or other religious leader) or a celebrant officiate the service.  The difference between a minister and a celebrant is a celebrant is non-denominational. 

With over 100 years of experience, Hardison Funeral Homes, Inc., is here to help your family throughout the memorial, cremation or burial service process. Whatever you choose, some sort of service is expected from family and friends of the deceased. Our team has the knowledge and training to create a unique and memorable service that people will remember fondly for years to come. We assist families throughout the Lewiston, Sanborn, Ransomville, and Niagara Falls, NY areas.

When Death Occurs

Regardless of the circumstances, the loss of a loved one can be devastating, emotional, and difficult to deal with. When death occurs, a few tasks need to be handled within a 24-hour time period.

Burial Services

While the funeral services celebrate the significance of a life once lived, the burial gives loved ones a physical place to visit when needed. Burial services encompass many options, as well.

Cremation Services

Cremation allows the family to choose to bury, keep, or scatter the ashes of their loved ones. Compared to burial, cremation is a more affordable option that still honors the life of your loved one.

Eulogies & Obituaries

Eulogies and obituaries are a great way to honor your loved one, share special memories, and bond with the grieving. We offer tips for writing a speak or excerpt that is meaningful and commemorative.

Funeral Etiquette

While every funeral celebration has different tones and energy,
there are still certain etiquettes that should be abided by. We have
compiled a list of do's and don'ts to help you prepare to attend
​a service honoring your loved one.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Funeral Planning Services in Niagara Falls, NY & Beyond

Our funeral directors are dedicated to creating a funeral or memorial services that celebrates life and fulfills everyone's wishes. Contact our funeral home today for more information about our funeral pre-planning services or to arrange a veteran's memorial service.

We've taken great pride in helping families throughout Ransomville, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, Sanborn, NY; and the surrounding communities, and look forward to assisting you.