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What To Say At A Cremation Service

  • On October 4, 2021

There are some people who are naturally compassionate, like those who work at funeral homes, and they know just what to say to people who are grieving when they have a family member going through cremation services in Pittsburgh, PA. That might not describe you and that’s okay. You can always get advice from the professionals when you are due to attend a final service and you are struggling to find something to say to the family when you see them. Here are some options that can set you off on the right path.

Sorry For Your Loss

While it might feel generic, telling the family that you are sorry for their loss is sincere. You don’t have to stand out by saying something spectacular to them later on. Most people will say they are sorry for the family’s loss and they won’t remember any of it later. But they will see you and they will feel your sincerity and your presence alone can mean a lot to them.

Thinking Of You

Letting the family know that you have been thinking about them and praying for them is also a nice sentiment to reveal when you talk to them at the service. Nothing you say can take away their pain, but reminding them that there are people who have their backs during this hard time can help them move into the future with the support they need.

Here For You

Telling the family that you are there for them is another sincere thing to say. And you are already backing that statement up by being there for the final service. If you didn’t know the person who passed on, but you showed up for the family anyway to support them, that speaks volumes. They need people like you in their life both during the service and beyond it.

Willing To Help

Family members who are going through a loss are likely grieving and it can be hard for them to cover all of the things they need to do to get through daily life. You might let them know at the final service that you are willing to help. If you can come up with a specific way to help at that time, state it and then follow up on it later. You could also tell them that you’re there to help whenever they need you and then, call them later and offer something more specific. They might not remember what you said either way so it’s always best to call a week or so down the road and re-offer.

When you attend cremation services in Pittsburgh, PA in support of a family you adore, you want to say just the right things to those people when you see them. Remember, there is no ‘right’ thing to say and just approach them with sincerity and sympathy. If you want more advice, contact the professionals at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care and we can talk you through some options.