April 22, 2021
On April 3 the Province of Ontario entered into a province-wide "Shutdown", which has changed the restrictions on the number of visitors/attendees for visitations and services. The allowable attendance has been reduced to 10 people at any given time within our funeral home. This same number of people can be in attendance at one time for a funeral service in our chapel.
As has been since the beginning of this pandemic, we at the Pilon Family Funeral Home have taken every possible measure to protect the health and well-being of our family, our staff and the families we serve.
While continuing to do our part in keeping our community families safe, we remain dedicated to providing meaningful and necessary services to all who have lost a loved one in such difficult times. This past month we have upgraded our Live Webcasting Equipment which allows us to stream services in our chapel for extended families and friends to attend virtually. Though these imperfect times restrict us from gathering in traditional ways, we strive to remain creative and innovative in remembering and celebrating life in a meaningful way.
Our front door remains open on an "appointment only" basis thus avoiding unnecessary contact with one another.
Families who have experienced a loss are encouraged to come to the funeral home in smaller than normal numbers to arrange services.
People wishing to make charitable donations in memory of family or friends are encouraged to do so through our interactive and friendly website.
We have perfected the use of electronic exchange of information which allows us to correspond and work with families using the telephone and email.
The number of people that can be in attendance at outdoor functions such as a graveside service is now 10. Social distancing as well as the use of face masks are important in keeping these events a safe environment. As we move forward and continue to navigate these challenging times, we are reminded of the need to honour, celebrate and grieve the loss of our loved ones.
We thank everyone in our community for their patience, understanding and support as together we move through these difficult times in hopes that we can soon move forward as a community, and move on from this global crisis.
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.