Honouring Veterans

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Honouring Veterans

We are proud to do our part in honouring our veterans, and to give back to those whose sacrifice and service define Canada today. It is our honour to provide you and your family with professional, meaningful and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honouring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

We would be honoured to help you make arrangements with traditional military tributes.

Traditional Elements & Honours

Standard honour military funerals can include:

  • A military chaplain for family members
  • The Canadian flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service
    • Attendance & Tribute by the Royal Canadian Legion
    • Playing of Last Post & Reveille at the Service
  • The Playing of the Pipes at the service or gravesite

Other Veteran Benefits

In addition to coordinating honours related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the Department of Veteran Affairs to arrange for:

  • Headstones or Markers. The Department of Veteran Affairs may provide a headstone or marker for the graves of veterans and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in military cemeteries.
  • Military Cemetery Monuments. The Department of Veteran Affairs may provide a cemetery monument for the graves of veterans who qualify.
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please call Veteran's Affairs or The Last Post Fund

Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honouring service members and other aspects of military funerals:

Everden Rust Funeral Services & Crematorium
PHONE: (250) 860-6440 | FAX: (250) 860-6180
1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5

Everden Rust Funeral Services & Crematorium
PHONE: (250) 493-4112 | FAX: (250) 493-4919
1130 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 3H2

Everden Rust Funeral Services & Crematorium
PHONE: (250) 768-8925 | FAX: (250) 707-5861
190-2300 Carrington Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2N6

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