At Ballard-Durand our modern, advanced technology allows families connect with loved ones who are unable to attend the service due to any circumstance. All streaming is broadcast via request and is privately secure via our closed circuit video and live web-streaming service.
For many faiths, the dove has been the symbol of the human soul. Watching these elegant birds take to the sky has provided many families a sense of peace.
Click Here to View Our 2020 Dove Release Memorial Tribute Video
Many families take comfort in writing special messages to a lost loved one on balloons and releasing them into the sky. Seeing these sentiments rise peacefully brings comfort to many.
For many, the stirring sound of bagpipes highlights the reverent and sacred nature of a funeral. Bagpipers’ skills vary considerably, and that is why we select only the very best musicians.
Some families like the idea of a “pure” funeral with everything used being natural or quickly biodegradable. We have the expertise to guide families who choose this.
The Canopy of Ceremony will return in 2021.
Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services has taken the initiative to provide families with a 40 ft. x 50 ft. event canopy to hold traditional funeral services, celebrations of life, wake, or memorial receptions outdoors.
“Our new Canopy of Ceremony gives families the opportunity to celebrate and remember their loved ones in a different environment outside of a place of worship or the funeral home.”
– Owner, Matthew Fiorillo CFSP
A memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing; ceremony has always been woven into the fabric of our lives.
Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services offers to those families who choose cremation, the Ark. The Ark is used to transport the cremated remains of their loved one to your place of worship or graveside to add to the dignity of the ceremonies.
When earth burial is not the final disposition for the cremated remains, the Ark is used to hold the cremated remains for a simple presentation ceremony at the funeral home.
As with every service we provide to our families, honor and respect have always been our guiding values and the Ark is one way we are able to add to that dignity.