June 13, 2020
As the province cautiously continues to implement changes and re-introduce services to its residents, we are all making adjustments in our everyday lives.
This morning, the provincial authorities announced that attendance at indoor funerals will be increased immediately to reflect a maximum capacity of 30 percent of the venue's available space. That said, given that the Pilon Chapel can comfortable seat up to 166 guests, we are now able to facilitate larger attendances at funerals. Though not ideal for many circumstances, it does allow for families to surround themselves with those most important in their lives as they come together to grieve the loss of a loved one. Over the past few months, we have been reminded of our need to honor and celebrate a life in the physical presence of close family, friends and community. As we adjust to the stages of re-opening, we want to remind everyone of our commitment to continue to offer the most creative and meaningful ways to celebrate a life.
Our frontline professionals, André, Gina and Phil Pilon are skilled and trained to assist and guide families through this traumatic time.
At the forefront of our concern is the mental and physical health and welfare of our community, our staff and our own family members.
While still maintaining the values of the right of passage that goes with visitations and funeral services/celebrations of life, we will strongly guide families to maintaining private proceedings in order to limit exposure. That said, our facility is equipped to offer webcasting of services allowing family and friends to witness and hear the service from the comfort and safety of their own home using their computer or phone capabilities thus avoiding undue exposure. Our website is very user friendly and interactive. Messages of support, care and condolence can be left for family members on our website. We strongly encourage the use of this means of communication.
As community and industry leaders, the Pilon Family are here to support those in need. There has never been a more suitable time to “give back” to our community than now. We want to make every effort to minimize exposure. We ask that you please contact us by phone or email and that you refrain from visiting the funeral home unless necessary.
We remain accessible 24/7.
At the service of our community.
Andre, Gina and Phil Pilon and Staff.