AfterCare Services

The first in Western New York to provide an aftercare program, Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., offers Grief Aftercare, which consists of several programs designed to help families deal with their loss.

Public Dove ReleaseDove Releases

At the conclusion of cemetery or church services, we can release seven white doves. The white doves symbolize a person's soul flying off to a place of rest. Their beautiful elegance provides more than words can describe. During the holidays, we release more than 40 white doves from our funeral home. Individual family representatives who wish to take part in this community event to remember their loved ones are allowed to release a single white dove in their memory. Check out our coming events to see when our next program is.

Butterfly Release

Every August we provide a "Butterfly Release Remembrance Program." Each family releases a butterfly in memory of the one's they have lost. Guest speakers provide practical ideas for dealing with grief. Participants receive a gift. Music and refreshments are included in this free event. We purposely acquire over 100 butterflies so that each child that attends also receives a butterfly. The coming events section offers a calendar of our next program.

Tribute Video

This video consists of photographs and music that chronicle a person's life. The combination of meaningful music with photos have a powerful effect on the grieving person. The video tends to soften bad memories and reinforce the good ones. This service is also available on our website for the families that choose to use it. Choose "Photographic Memories" when you enter the service details of an individual.

Tribute Candles

Our unique tribute candles that provide a lasting memorial of your loved ones. A picture of your loved one is placed on the front over a background scene with a poem or story on the back. They come with a variety of backgrounds, poems, and stories.

Compassionate Care Phone Line

Certified counselors answer our compassionate care line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This 800 number, which is given to our families, provides support for the times when no one else is around. It is not intended to replace regular counseling if family members are having major difficulty. This service is there when you just need to talk to someone.

Books of Comfort

This program has been designed to help families face the many difficult adjustments following the death of a loved one. We mail out to each of our families a series of four books designed to help them cope with the death of a loved one. This series of books arrives to the family 3 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 11 months after the death. The books deal with the peaks and valleys that occur during the grieving and recovery process.

Bereavement Library

Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home has created an extensive lending library, which includes books, video, and audio. They cover a wide range of subject matter to help you through the grieving process. They are available to borrow and return at your convenience. You can view all of our selections under the client care section.

Remembrance Book

Blank diaries are available to our families so that family and friends may write down any special moment or event they shared with the deceased. This gives people the opportunity to express their loss to the survivors.