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Funeral, memorial service, committal, wake, visitation, calling hours - what does it all mean? Funeral terminology can be really confusing to anyone who hasn’t had to arrange a funeral before.

You will find a list of commonly-used terminology below.

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Funeral Terminology

Words are in alphabetical order by title. Click on a word to read the definition.

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