We're proud to do our part in honouring our country's veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and service define our great nation. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honouring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.
We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.
Traditional Elements & Honors
Standard honour military funerals can include:
- A military chaplain for family members
- The Canadian flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service
- A ceremonial guard serving as pallbearers
- A three-volley salute fired by a rifle party consisting of an odd number of 3-7 service members, for those that qualify
- The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording
- A Final Salute at the gravesite
Full honour military funerals include all standard honours in addition to the following:
- A riderless horse, symbolic of a fallen leader, follows the limbers and caissons for commanding officers of O-6 (Colonel/Captain) and above
- Depending on their rank, general officers and flag officers receive an 11- to 17-gun salute
- A military band and an escort platoon participate
Other Veteran Benefits
In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the Canadian Veteran Affairs to arrange for:
- Headstones or Markers. The Canadian Veteran Affairs provide headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in military cemeteries.
- Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.
Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:
- Veterans Affairs Canada website.
- Veterans' Funeral and Burial Benefits. Helpful information from Veterans Affairs Canada.