Although Cremation is increasingly more accepted, burial continues to be the most popular method of final disposition. The Burial is usually preceded by a funeral service and Binkley’s Funeral Service is able to meet all your needs as a full service funeral home. We work closely with our families to help them carry out a meaningful service that will be an appropriate and fitting reflection of the deceased’s life. We are pleased to be of service and can provide numerous options for your family. The following are basic outlines of some of the services we offer. We are open to any and all suggestions and are always mindful of each individual’s wishes and desires to provide a suitable remembrance.
 

 



Funerals are for the living. Just like weddings, graduations, and retirement parties they help us to adjust to life’s major transitions. The funeral is a process that meets a number of our emotional needs. Psychologists have established that denial is a natural part of the grieving process and research has shown that viewing the body helps to fulfill some very basic emotional needs.

The funeral is the first step in acknowledging that a death has taken place, it celebrates the life that was lived and provides an opportunity to pay tribute to our loved one. The gathering of family and friends helps provide emotional support which is so needed at this time. Through this process we are able to move towards a healthy emotional recovery.
 






The traditional funeral may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Hearse service from place of death to the funeral home
  • Embalming and Preparation
  • Dressing and placing in the Casket
  • Consultation with a licensed Funeral Director to plan, personalize and carry out the various service and burial needs
  • Preparation and placement of funeral notices and obituaries
  • Preparation of required legal documents and forms
  • Collecting memorial donations, notifying the family of each donation and ensuring that official tax receipts are issued to the donors
  • Funeral home staff, facilities, and equipment
  • Conducting the funeral at a church, the funeral home or a location of the family's choice
  • Hearse service for funeral service and to the cemetery
  • Register Book and acknowledgement cards


The graveside service usually includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Hearse service from place of death to the funeral home
  • Embalming and Preparation
  • Dressing and placing in the Casket
  • Consultation with a licensed Funeral Director to plan, personalize and carry out the various service and burial needs
  • Preparation and placement of funeral notices and obituaries
  • Preparation of required legal documents and forms
  • Collecting memorial donations, notifying the family of each donation and ensuring that official tax receipts are issued to the donors
  • Funeral home staff, facilities, and equipment
  • Conducting the service at the graveside
  • Hearse service to the cemetery
  • Register Book and acknowledgement cards








There are basically three types of caskets available:

  • Protective Caskets
    Made from steel or semi precious materials

  • Hardwoods
    Made from various species of wood

  • Cloth covered
    Made of wood with a cloth covering

 

 
 
 
 

  • Seal when closed and are thus referred to as protective
  • Available in a variety of material and thickness
  • Higher ounce or lower gauge numbers indicate thicker material
  • Provide for variety in colors and styles
  • Can be easily personalized
  • Prices cover a variety of ranges with many in the mid to lower price categories.

 

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48 oz Bronze

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32 oz Copper

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Stainless Steel

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  • Include Mahogany, Cherry, Oak, Elm, Ash, and Poplar
  • Various finishes and colors
  • Wood gives a feeling of warmth
  • Each grain has its own uniqueness
  • Offer many personalization options
  • Price depends on type of wood and finish technique
  • Offer the most variety in price ranges

 

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Mahogany

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Cherry

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Solid Oak

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  • Available in various colors and textures
  • Soft wood or particle board construction
  • Offer economical price points

 

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Rosetta Beige

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Grey Plushette

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Most cemeteries that provide perpetual care require that the casket be placed in a burial vault or grave liner. The main purpose for a vault or grave liner is to prevent the grave from excessive settling. Once the earth has been disturbed to open the grave for burial the earth will of course settle a certain amount over the years. The vault or liner provides a stable base for the filling of the grave. It protects the casket and limits the settling. Future maintenance of the grave is reduced as a result. Most of the cemeteries in our area of southwest Saskatchewan do not require that any type of outer container be used. Many people see the importance of using a burial vault or grave liner for the above listed reasons. Burial Vaults and Liners are made of a variety of materials. At Binkley’s Funeral Service we are able to explain in detail the different types and styles that are available.


Traditionally a casket has been placed in a plywood rough box. The rough box does not provide the protection that a vault or grave liner will. It does though provide an outer encasement for the casket prior to the closing of the grave.



Caskets can be personalized using various personalization features. Casket lids may be customized with various designs. Memory keepsake drawers hold personal mementos and items that reflect significant details of the individual's life. Life symbol corners can be added to the corners of some caskets to completely change the look of the casket and to reflect the life that was lived. We are able to add photographs to the funeral service cards and offer many customization options with our stationary. Our goal is to assist you in making the service more meaningful and beneficial for you and your family.


Cap Panels for Casket Lids

      



Memory Keepsake Drawers



Life Symbol Corners

 

 



Customized Service Cards

 

 



Personalization Brought Together for a Meaningful Service

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The Gardner

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The Farmer

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The Hunter

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The value of the funeral service can be increased by reflecting on the life that was lived and giving it true distinction. A life review provides immeasurable importance in providing a foothold to begin our grief journey. The pride one carries forward from this point is the love gained over a lifetime. Take courage in facing your past as it becomes a foundation for your future. Some simple attention to detail is all that is required to create a proper celebration of life service.

  

 

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