Henry Randall
B: 1938-08-03
D: 2018-09-17
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Randall, Henry
Helen Smales
B: 1932-08-22
D: 2018-09-15
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Smales, Helen
Alvin Hornung
B: 1937-10-25
D: 2018-09-14
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Hornung, Alvin
Sharon Buffie
B: 1946-08-29
D: 2018-09-08
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Buffie, Sharon
Ethel Einarson
B: 1939-05-28
D: 2018-09-07
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Einarson, Ethel
Burton Kennedy
B: 1917-05-14
D: 2018-09-06
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Kennedy, Burton
Donald McLachlan
B: 1923-03-04
D: 2018-09-06
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McLachlan, Donald
Margaret Bean
B: 1925-01-25
D: 2018-09-05
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Bean, Margaret
Lionel Boutilier
B: 1932-05-24
D: 2018-09-05
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Boutilier, Lionel
William Reid
B: 1930-07-12
D: 2018-09-05
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Reid, William
Robin Schurko
B: 1968-04-25
D: 2018-09-04
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Schurko, Robin
Catharina Van Ryn
B: 1927-05-14
D: 2018-09-01
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Van Ryn, Catharina
Mildred Feduniw
B: 1936-12-19
D: 2018-08-31
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Feduniw, Mildred
Margaret Campbell
B: 1929-07-29
D: 2018-08-31
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Campbell, Margaret
Rolf Linnebach
B: 1929-11-13
D: 2018-08-30
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Linnebach, Rolf
Ruth McKenzie
B: 1929-04-21
D: 2018-08-30
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McKenzie, Ruth
Laurie Block
B: 1949-01-15
D: 2018-08-30
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Block, Laurie
Homer Leonhart
B: 1927-09-10
D: 2018-08-28
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Leonhart, Homer
Dorothy Sterkell
B: 1934-01-15
D: 2018-08-27
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Sterkell, Dorothy
Roy Geeves
B: 1922-04-16
D: 2018-08-27
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Geeves, Roy
Wilfred Ransom
B: 1945-02-04
D: 2018-08-23
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Ransom, Wilfred


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Funeral and Cremation Service Trends

The needs and expectations of the families we serve are ever evolving.  These days, more and more families are moving away from the traditional funeral and electing instead to plan increasingly personalized final goodbyes. Whether it is a direct cremation, cremation with memorial service or entirely original celebration of life ceremony, we are able to meet the needs of every family. Because we know that families are always interested in exploring the latest funeral service trends we've responded with funeral service options tailored to these new expectations.When it comes to Winnipeg funeral planning, Neil Bardal is a leader in providing the latest funeral service options and allowing families the flexibility to choose whichever type of service works best for them. 

Funeral Trends Cremation Trends

The funeral industry is constantly adapting and growing. In order to stay up to date with the needs and wants of today’s modern families, funeral homes must stay informed about the latest funeral trends. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular funeral trends we’ve seen emerging in recent months.

Spreading Ashes in Space

For years, many families have chosen to hold ash spreading ceremonies to spread their loved one’s ashes in a meaningful place. As cremation rates have grown and more and more people are choosing cremation, companies are now offering innovative things to do with the ashes. One of the latest funeral trends to pop up is spreading a loved one’s ashes in space. There are several companies across North America that will fly the remains high up into the atmosphere before releasing the ashes across the sky.

Growing Trees with Ashes

Another emerging funeral trend related to cremation is growing a plant in the ashes. Companies are now offering urns that grow a plant out of the ashes stored inside. The plant, soil and ashes are mixed together and overtime grow a beautiful tree or plant (depending on the urn you purchase) is grown. Many find that the new life that grows in the plant represents the spirit of the deceased taking on a new form.


In recent years crowdfunding has become a cultural phenomenon and tool used to raise large amounts of money relatively quickly. The funeral industry is no exception to this with many families utilizing crowdfunding to help cover expenses. The money that is raised can be used to cover the cost of a funeral service, establish a memorial fund, or help the surviving family members. If you’re interested in funeral crowdfunding, make sure to ask your funeral director about A Helping Hand, the industry’s first funeral crowdfunding program to partner with GoFundMe.

The Rise of Funeral Preplanning

As funeral celebrations begin to put more of an emphasis on personalization, more and more people are beginning to pre-plan their services. Although funeral prearrangement has been around for many years, people are now placing the responsibility to plan a service on themselves. Not only does this funeral trend relieve your family of the burden, it ensures you are remembered the way you want to be.

Thinking about Your Funeral and Cremation Service Options

The arrangements you make will be influenced by the lifestyle of your deceased family member, the time of year, your budget, and the number of people in attendance. But you don't have to think about it all on your own; we're here to help. That's what we do. It's our passion to help families honour and celebrate the life of their loved one. Just reach out to us and let us know what you'd like, and we'll tell you how we can assist you.

Let's Talk about How we Can Help with Funeral Planning

We invite you to learn how helpful we can be. If you have any questions about our cremation services or want to know more about our Winnipeg funeral planning services – just pick up the phone and call us at 204-949-2200. If your need for our services is immediate, we ask that you contact right away.