I came to Morrisburg in 1997 and started the Parker Funeral Home. I developed my own logo and name and knew that I wanted a tree to represent my business but was unsure of the form. I found my answer when I went to the Upper Canada Village. There over 25 different weeping willows were shown on the gravestones. “The traditional symbol used was that of a willow, which was symbolic of weeping and sadness about death. It is also considered to be one Christian symbol for the Gospel of Christ. Just as a willow can withstand the loss of many branches and live, so the Gospel flourishes, even in the face of adversity.”
This building had formerly been a “nursing home” and by that I mean a place where a midwife lived and ladies came here to have their babies. Today, many people want to be waked in that same room where they were born. This building has looked after people from the ‘cradle to the grave’.
I found my niche in providing service to families. We look after all of the details for a family and provide many options. We listen to families and take pride in providing a full service funeral home and “one stop shopping”. We also offer monuments, lettering, bronze plaques, repairs to foundations; pet caskets, urns and markers. We place flowers on loved ones graves for out-of-town families, providing this service in both the spring and fall.
Whatever we can do to make a family’s grief easier to bear.
Being a single, family owned business we acknowledge the challenges families face when confronted with a loved one’s death.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.
Funeral Director and Owner