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Important Letter to Our Valued Families and Guests
At Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, we recognize that amid this pandemic, we all have fears and concerns for the safety of our families and loved ones. Unfortunately, death and grief do not pause during a crisis. To that end, our firm cares about your safety, and we are taking every precaution to create a safe environment for you to honor those you have lost.
Per the new guidelines issued by New York State issued May 19, 2021, and in accordance with recommendations by the Center for Disease Control, we have instituted the following changes:
We can now allow 250 people at a time in each of our facilities.
If you have been vaccinated, masks are no longer necessary in our facility.
Hand sanitizer stations will still be available, and increased sanitation and cleaning will continue. Food served in the funeral home must still be provided by facilities certified by the Erie County Health Department, and must be individually wrapped for serving.
We are no longer requiring screening and contact tracing to attend services in our facilities.
We will continue to offer alternative options as we always have including the use of telephone or video conferencing for making funeral arrangements and streaming services for funerals.
Our coffee hour is back! Please feel free to join us 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at our Hamburg location and 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at our West Seneca location. Groups begin at 11 AM. refreshments are served. These offer opportunities to sit and talk with others who have experienced loss so we can all help one another navigate our grief experiences.
Please be aware that under the current rules, each business has the right to make their own decisions on many things, including mask requirements and capacity restrictions, based on what they feel is best for their staff, their patrons, and their business. Our rules may vary from any churches, cemeteries, restaurant facilities, or other businesses that you may decide to patronize as part of your funeral planning process. If you have questions about their rules, please contact them directly.
We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and concerns you may have, and will continue to monitor state regulations, county guidance, and CDC updates. As the weather improves and events start taking place again, we hope that you continue to be safe and healthy while enjoying the many things we all missed this last year.
The Lakeside Team
Resources for Those Struggling due to the Pandemic
New York State has created several programs in order to assist those facing financial, emotional, and other hardships due to the pandemic. Project Hope offers a free and confidential emotional support line that is available 24/7. Their website provides tips on coping with the stress of loss, whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, or just the normalcy we once took for granted. Information about resources available to assist with financial hardship, suicide prevention, substance abuse, domestic violence can also be found here. The New York State Office of Mental Health also provides resources for finding mental health programs, emotional support lines, grief support, specialized support for front-line workers, and stress management tips. Their Coping Circles offer free virtual or telephone-based peer support groups facilitated by mental health professionals.
Everyone’s life is a precious gift. Though the loss can be devastating to you and your family, the memory of your loved one lives on in your heart and in the experiences you’ve shared with this unique and special person.
Rather than mourn your loved one's death, capture the story of his or her life in a special remembrance celebration that brings meaning to the life he or she lived and comfort to the people who were an integral part of that life story. This special mark of respect will help ease the grief you share with friends and family who gather to celebrate your loved one’s eternal day of remembrance.
A Place for Compassionate Healing
At Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, our mission is to help you move beyond grief into acceptance and healing. We do that by taking care of you and your family as you navigate the many challenges of this difficult time.
We are available to help you through the process, handling all the necessary details, guiding you in the decisions you need to make, and providing the special and unique touches that ensure that the life story of your loved one is preserved for all eternity.
If you’ve experienced a death of a loved one, call us at any time, day or night, and we’ll help you step by step along the way!
Create a Special Day of Remembrance
EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS
Losing a loved one you care deeply about is one of the most overwhelming and difficult experiences you'll ever have to deal with in life. Words are somehow inadequate in describing how painful your grief can be. And often the enormity of the decisions you need to make can cause you to become paralyzed in indecision.
At Lakeside Memorial, we can help minimize the burden of the decisions you have to make and to manage all the necessary details so you can focus on caring for yourself and for others in your family.
We understand that this is an extremely emotional time and we will do our best to create a day of remembrance for your loved one that is unique to his or her special personality, gifts, or memories. We offer a variety of options so that you can you can make your loved one's special day a gift for a lifetime.
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Plan Ahead to Give You Peace of Mind
Many people plan for upcoming events like vacations, weddings, parties, and other events. And if they're smart, they also plan for their financial future as well, so they don't need to rely on their children or someone else to take care of them. This makes good sense! Unfortunately, that's the end to planning because most people don't want to think about planning their funeral. Actually it makes more sense to plan for this event now when it's not a burden on your family, and you can decide all the details so it's everything you want it to be!
The biggest advantage of preplanning your funeral is that you remove the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time. And you ensure that your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, so that the people you love don't have to second-guess what you would have wanted or if they have done the right thing.
Taking the time now to arrange your funeral takes away the emotional burden and the financial stress, and is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
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Let Your Grief Soar on Open Wings
HONORING OUR VETERANS
Honor, loyalty, integrity, courage, and service are the values embodied by those who have served our country.
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc recognizes that the same values that build a strong nation also build strong communities.
Our Wall Of Honor is a tribute to the men and women who have served our country and protected our freedom.
Oversee Every Detail to Bring Comfort and Support