We all plan ahead for the important events in our life—from college and weddings to vacations and birthdays to moving and retirement. So, why wouldn’t you plan ahead for your own funeral? Don’t leave this responsibility behind for your loved ones to handle. Start planning for this important event today.
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I write to extend the most important “Thank You” of my life.
You, and each person involved in preparing Krys and providing support for his service, have done more for our family than we ever could have expected. Each conversation, question, call, and e-mail was met with remarkable care and professionalism. The team’s empathy and ability to know what to say and how to say it is not a learned skill—it is a unique, innate quality.
Krys was well taken care of in life. I loved being his mother. I needed a lot during the first week after Krys’ death. I needed him to be seamlessly cared for in death, as he was in life. My attentiveness and instinct to nurture him did not change from life to death. I needed you to be an extension of me. And you all were. My hands were on your hands as you cared for him. Your thoughts were my thoughts.
Thank you to those who transported Krys from McKee Medical Center to Horan & McConaty in Aurora. Amy, thank you for your call letting me know when Krys arrived. Amy and JaCobe, thank you for spending so much time with us as we made detailed decisions about Krys’ service, reception, and remains. Tori, Vanessa, and Samantha, thank you all for the warm welcome each time we arrived to see Krys. Vanessa, thank you for your patience as I cried in the doorway the first time I viewed Krys’ body. Marisa and Laleh, thank you for preparing Krys’. We needed to say goodbye, and you allowed us that incredible honor. Thank you for coming up to meet me so I could personally thank (and hug) both of you. Kristen, Dan, Catie, Megan, Tavin, Spencer, Jonathan, Benjeman, Alex, Jake, Evie, Chad, Sal, Sylvia, Monica, and Connor, thank you for all of your help caring for Krys. For dressing him, for moving him, for his peaceful appearance, for making sure he was ready for four viewings, for the beautiful service, for making arrangements to live stream Krys’ service for his Icelandic family, for preparing him (and us) for his cremation, and for allowing us to view and begin his cremation process.
As you may or may not know, your care and expertise in preparing Krys’ body, allowed his 9-year-old son to say goodbye. Every second you spent with Krys gave that little boy opportunities for closure. He had several opportunities to view and touch his father, all of which better prepared him for their final goodbye. Those important experiences and memories will comfort him throughout his lifetime.
Your work allowed our family to feel brave. We could not have done that without you.
Language and words seem far too limiting to express the gratitude we feel. Know our “Thank You” “higher than the sky, deeper than the sea, and bigger than the whole wide world”. Our “Thank You” is eternal.
I have one request of each of you. Please go home tonight and read this letter out loud to your family. Really. Out loud. Thank you.
My wife Rosa passed away on 2/2/14 after a six year battle with cancer. I only knew of one Funeral Home close to my house and since I had heard commercials before, I thought Horan & McConaty would work fine. I had no idea what a positive, life-changing experience it would be for myself and family. Within an hour of my wife's passing, a kind representative from H & M arrived at Denver Hospice to explain the process. Within about 24 hours, I received a call from Jim Moon at the Centennial Location to not only offer his condolences but also to set up a time to meet and to arrange a time for the viewing.
My wife went through a very difficult time. I remember the strain on her face as she fought for her last breaths of life and I remember how she looked when the nurse woke me up to let me know my beautiful wife had passed on into eternity.
To say the viewing was life-changing is an understatement. It is hard to find the words to express how much comfort and peace that brought. She never looked so beautiful and in fact looked 10-15 years younger than when I last saw her at Denver Hospice. It was truly incredible and it's an image I will hold dear to my heart forever.
Jim was absolutely amazing during the whole process. He called me every day to see how I was doing. He offered guidance and his expertise wherever and whenever needed. Pressure never once entered the equation. I worked closely with Christine on the flyer and pictures and she was simply fantastic.
The service was on 2/15 and although Jim was not able to attend, Lucas was and he did fantastic. I had a couple of tricky recordings that needed to be queued up during the audio portion and he nailed it!
The service was flawless. The music and pictures played beautifully. The stage looked so elegant and beautiful.
It's an excruciating thing to lose your partner and best friend - even more when there is suffering involved. Having a partner like H & M there to ease this process and transition is an extraordinary gift.
I feel very fortunate and blessed to have partnered with H & M to begin my process of healing. This was a very positive experience for me and my family. I am a customer for life and I cannot imagine considering anyone else for funeral and cremation services. It's not a sexy business and certainly not something we like to talk about too much but it is a part of life that we all have to face sooner or later. I feel I have gained a friend and an invaluable resource through all of this.
I've read some of the reviews and although I can't speak to some of the negative experiences, I can only speak to mine and I absolutely recommend H&M because I believe this is a business that truly cares about helping loved ones through this difficult time and I received nothing but compassion, understanding and integrity through the entire process. It may not have been the cheapest in town but for what I received and the healing it brought me, it was worth every penny.