Death often comes as a surprise for families. The family must plan a funeral memorial service at the worst time. If your family needs these services, here is how Atlantis Memorials can help you plan a funeral memorial service for your loved one.
Atlantis Memorials understands how stressful it can be to plan a funeral memorial service immediately following a death. This stress can make decision making difficult. The staff fully understands and will do everything within their power to help you plan a memorial service that befits the one who has passed.
We do our best to listen to what the family has to say verbally as well as non-verbally. When you have been in this business as long as we have, you learn to read people. Since our goal is to create a memorable service that honors your memory and the life of the one being honored, we want to ensure this becomes a reality.
The funeral home or crematorium will release the deceased to a family member who will then need to decide whether to have a sea burial in a biodegradable urn or if they would prefer to scatter the ashes at sea. We can help you decide which option to use and then provide a luxury yacht ride to the location for burial.
Which location will you choose? We can take you to any number of landmarks in the San Francisco Bay. The normal length for the yacht ride to the location, service and ride back is one and one-half hours. The standard fee will allow for a short service (words spoken by family members, a song or poetry reading) prior to releasing the ashes or urn as well as cut flowers following the release. If you would like to charter the yacht to allow for a longer service, we will certainly do our best to accommodate this request.
Longer cruises will include much the same order for the memorial service. It will allow for more family and friends to speak. We can provide a minister to conduct the memorial if your family chooses not to speak. Hors d’oeuvres or full catering is also available. If we can do something to ensure your family finds comfort at this difficult time, we are pleased to do our part.
After the burial at sea or ash scattering, the captain signs and issues a Memorial Certificate that includes the exact coordinates of the service, the date and the time of the scattering. Our goal is to care for those attending the funeral memorial service as if they were our own family.
Saying goodbye to someone who was such an integral part of your life will be difficult. The crew and staff of Atlantis Memorials understand the stress you will face. We want to ease the stress and help plan a funeral memorial service that will honor your loved one and help you say your goodbyes with dignity.