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Personalization

Personalization

Personalization isn't just about honoring your loved one's individuality. It also allows family and friends to feel connected to the services and the life being honored. A memorable and meaningful service can be an important part of the healing process for those who are coping with a loss. We work closely with you to get to know your loved one's life story and brainstorm ways to represent your bond and pay tribute to their unique journey.

Hospitality Room

River View is honored to extend our level of care and commitment to the community by providing a comfortable environment for post-ceremony lunches and receptions. The Hospitality Room at River View was designed with you and your family in mind. We are able to accommodate intimate gatherings, and can expand gatherings within our mausoleum. No matter what the preferences of your family may be, River View offers quality food packages ranging from dessert with punch or coffee to light hors d'oeuvres and appetizers to fully catered meals. The convenience of having a reception at River View gives our clients more time to visit in privacy. Many families hosting the ceremony at River View appreciate having the convenient option of walking a few feet to lunch, rather than driving a few miles.

 

 

Video Tributes

Gather photos of your loved one and we will create a lasting tribute on DVD that can be viewed during visitation or a service. Additional copies of the video tribute can be purchased for family and friends.

 

 

Personalizing Caskets

Every funeral presents an opportunity to share a life story. From simple, personalized touches to elaborate themed services, you have unlimited possibilities for creating a meaningful tribute. The casket too can be personalized using commemorative embroidered panels, embroidered overthrows or LifeSymbols® designs. These popular casket enhancements are also used as individual keepsakes for family and friends, and include themes of patriotism, gardening, sports, family relationships, and spirituality.

 

 

Dove Release

As these beautiful doves fly into the sky with a burst of energy it reminds us of the soul's ascent into the heaven, and the abundant life that blesses each one of us. The Dove Release is most meaningful for graveside services. Our staff would be more than happy to make the Dove Release a part of your meaningful ceremony.

 

 

Personalized Printed Material

Whether you wish to have photos included on memorial folders or a family prayer or quotation included on prayer cards the options and choices are yours make. Many choices of register books, memorial folders, prayer cards and thank you notes are available to customize as you desire.

 

 

Memorabilia Display Tables

Any special photographs, personal memorabilia and other items will be beautifully displayed to reflect the true personality of your loved one. In the past, items such as golf clubs, baseball mitts, ballet shoes, artwork and motorcycle helmets have been displayed.

 

 

Bag Pipe Musician

Let the enchanting sound of the highland bagpipes be a presence at your funeral service. You may request that the bagpiper escort the casket from the funeral coach to the gravesite or that he play off in the distance before and after services. Arrangements may also be made for the bagpiper to play at chapel, church or memorial services. Please contact our staff about adding a bag pipe musician to your funeral service.

 

 

Website Obituary

An on-line obituary is a great way to celebrate a loved ones life. Famiy and friends can leave guestbook condolences, view photos, and more. The obituary is on-line so it will always be accessable. The obituary can contain all service and memorial information for easy organization and viewing.

Our on-line obituaries also have a link to SharedBook® allowing anyone the ability to create a book filled with the decedants information, guestbook condolences, and pictures. The on-line program gives you the chance to create a custom book that can be cherished forever. The SharedBook® makes a wonderful gift to remember a loved one.

 

 

Military Honors

Would you like to honor a loved one in your family that was a Veteran? With Military Honors you can. Depending on the branch of service, we can offer that of: color guard, Taps, a gun salute or even pall bearers. We have contacts with all branches of the service to honor your loved one in the most appropriate way. In addition, we can apply for an American Flag and a Bronze Marker through the Veterans Administration as well as a Presidential Certificate honoring the life of your Veteran on behalf of a grateful nation.

Our funeral directors are committed to helping you create a special tribute to your loved one that will honor a life well-lived. We encourage you to share your ideas, customs and wishes with us.



River View Cemetery Funeral Home
Phone: (503) 246-6488
FAX: (503) 246-1943
8421 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97219


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