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Faq

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does an online memorial service replace the services provided by a traditional funeral home or mortuary?

An online memorial service is separate and distinct from the services provided by a traditional funeral home or mortuary. Virtual Memorial Gatherings is focused on helping you conduct an online memorial service, while funeral homes can help with in-person services and burials.

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If we have a funeral home or mortuary handling the burial or cremation, can Virtual Memorial Gatherings work with them to create an online memorial service?

Certainly. We are happy to collaborate with your provider.

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What do people usually include in an online memorial service?

Your online memorial service can be customized to your personal and spiritual preferences. Some elements that could be included are:

Welcome message, Photo slideshow, Prayers, Songs or hymns, Scripture or other readings, Eulogy, Tributes, Other messages, Remembrances, Concluding remarks.

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Do I need to be technologically savvy to use your virtual memorial services?

No, we will operate all of the technical aspects, leaving you free to participate with peace of mind.

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Will it be difficult for our family and friends to attend the online memorial service?

No, it will not be difficult to participate. Your attendees will simply click on a link and they will be able to connect from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device. If you have elderly attendees who may have trouble logging in for a private service we recommend our optional service to livestream to Facebook or YouTube.

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If our event is online can it be private?

Yes, your event can be set up as an invitation-only event.

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If our event is online can it be private?

Yes, your event can be set up as an invitation-only event.

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Can we hold the memorial at a traditional place of worship, at a funeral home or in our home?

Yes, the memorial can be held anywhere. In some cases a family will hold a service in a traditional setting with just a few attending. The service can be made available to a wider group with everyone connecting individually using their own computer or mobile devi