Funeral Services in Botswana

Funeral Services in Botswana

What are Funeral Services?

A funeral home, funeral parlor or mortuary, is a business that provides burial and funeral services for the dead and their families. These services may include a prepared wake and funeral, and the provision of a chapel for the funeral.

Funeral Services in Botswana

Babereki Ka Lorato Funeral Services

Doves Funeral Parlour

Pitsane Funeral Services

FSG Limited Lyn’s Funeral Parlour Gaborone

Kagiso Funeral Parlour (FSG)

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by funeral service?

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

What do you call the service before a funeral?

A wake, also known as a viewing, visitation or gathering, typically occurs before the funeral takes place. An urn or a casket is typically present, and the casket may be opened or closed.

What is the difference between a service and a funeral?

Funeral. The biggest difference of a traditional funeral and a memorial service is that the body is not present in a casket at a memorial service. However, an urn with the loved one’s ashes may be present at a memorial service.

Why funeral services are important?

Funerals underpin a necessary part of grieving as they reinforce the reality that the death has actually happened. We need to allow our grief to surface and a funeral provides a safe and appropriate place to show and share our feelings with others. This sets the foundations for ‘good grief’ or healthy grieving.

How funeral rites are performed in Ghana?

Among the Ga in particular, funeral rites involved formalized mourning, wailing, bathing and dressing the deceased, performing different types of separation and special rites, drumming, dancing, singing dirges, pouring libations, and, at larger funerals, firing muskets.

How do funeral services start?

Many funerals begins with a viewing, wake, or visitation at which the body is on display. This may take place at a funeral home, a religious place of worship, or your own home.

What are the duties of a funeral service worker?

Funeral service workers help to determine the locations, dates, and times of visitations (wakes), funerals or memorial services, burials, and cremations. They handle other details as well, such as helping the family decide whether the body should be buried, entombed, or cremated.

Is it a funeral service or ceremony?

The service may include funeral music, funeral hymns, prayers, funeral poems and readings from family and close friends. The funeral ceremony can be held at a religious venue or at a crematorium which provides a chapel for you to use.

Can you have a funeral without a service?

A funeral without a service allows you to arrange a celebration of life or memorial service to take place at a time, date and location away from the crematorium, allowing more time for family and friends to make travel arrangements.

What are the 4 purposes of the funeral?

Funerals allow us to say goodbye. Funerals offer continuity and hope for the living. Funerals provide a support system for us, friends, family members and the community. Funerals allow us to reflect on the meaning of life and death.

How long are funeral services?

A traditional service taken by a minister, either in the church or a funeral home can take between 20-30 minutes. A service taken by a civil celebrant or a humanist can sometimes be just 15 minutes. Every funeral is different however and there are often exceptions to this.

What are African funeral traditions?

Their mourning process involves a ritual sacrifice of an ox, cow, or most commonly a goat. The meat is then fed to the mourners and the process is repeated on the anniversary of the death. These funeral traditions are made in order to ensure that the deceased may be called back as a guiding ancestor.