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Welcome to the Tompkins Funeral Home - Gananoque
Specializing in Burial, Pre arrangement, and all Cremation options. Whether you would like to learn more about planning a funeral or grief support, or you're just looking for general information on funeral arrangements, please feel free to look around. If you have any questions, we're available by phone, by email or in person. We look forward to taking care of you.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site. A great deal of time and effort has gone into providing this service to our community and the families we serve. We are constantly enhancing and updating the information in this medium and hope that you find it helpful and convenient. If you have any questions or would like to share any suggestions on how we could improve this site, we value and encourage input. We are here to continue to provide the highest standards for our community and to the families that we serve.
- David R. Tompkins
A Funeral Directors Prayer
Lord, give me the patience to serve everyone as my own; the wisdom to understand others feelings; the knowledge to learn as well as to instruct; the kindness to treat everyone equally at all times; the strength to endure long hours and hard work; the desire to serve others as I would my own family; the humility to accept words of thanks and praise; the Compassion to touch another's soul; the pride and the right to smile when I have served a family well; and, Lord, most importantly the right to shed an honest tear when my heart is touched; Lord, make me thankful that I am a Funeral Director.
20116-04-11: We are very pleased to announce that we now own our own crematorium. The Crematorium is called;Gananoque Cremation Services Inc;. and is located at the Gananoque Cemetery. For all your cremation needs dont hesitate to call upon us. We are very proud that we are the only cremation service in Leeds and the 1000 Islands;So your loved one never leaves our care. Please feel free to call us so we can properly inform and educate you the differences between us and other Transfer/cremation services.
Tompkins Funeral Home - Gananoque
63 Garden St.
Gananoque, ON K7G 2T8
Dear David, I wanted to thank you and your staff for your assistance and guidance during this most difficult time. Your compassion and professionalism were much appreciated.
- Bruce Murry
Dear David, On behalf of Shirley Gordanier & family we would like to extend our deepest gratitude & thanks, for the lovely wake and funeral that you and your staff took such care & kindness in helping our family through. Our mother and Dad's brothers were very pleased with all the arrangements, and the beautiful service. Each one of us was very much taken with the expertise of you & your staff in making us feel at ease during this time.
- Sincerely Garry & Joy & Family Gordanier
Dear Dave, You've been an excellent friend. I know you say it's your job, but you went above and beyond. Your thoughtfulness, love, patience, guidance, respect, and all those little extras that were so big to us, means more to me and all my family than you will ever know. You gave me security at a time I'll never be able to forget. Again thanks will never be enough.
- Sincerely, Elly Gray & Family
Dear David & Staff, No wonder there's so much warmth and compassion behind the thanks this brings your way. Your special kindness brought such joy, it really made the day. And when any group of people does the thoughtful things you do, it's hard to find words warm enough to thank each one of you.
- The Fergus Family
David, Thank you so much for your care and concern during the loss of Dave's mom. Your many acts of kindness and thoughtful words & gestures were appreciated by the entire McAllister family. Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts - God Bless.
- Sincerely, David & Sylvia McAllister
Gananoque Cremation Services
The choice of cremation is a personal one. However, your preferences need to be handled with respect and care. Our Caring for Cremation means simply that you can be assured that all of your wishes will be honoured with dignity and at a fair cost.
Our directors will explain carefully all of your options and their associated expenses. You will decide how much you will spend. Our Cremation Care extends far beyond your initial consultation.
What Cremation Care means to you is that fully licensed professionals will be attending to all details throughout the complete cremation process. From the initial transfer from the place of death to the final return of the cremated remains to the family, our staff and associates attend to every detail.
Our unique association with Gananoque Cremation Services allows us input on policy and procedure as well as staffing at this new state of the art facility. We oversee every aspect of the cremation process and our involvement in the Gananoque Cremation Services means we can guarantee the integrity of the cremation and the safe return of your loved ones cremated remains.
The Owners of the Crematorium are:
Tompkins Funeral Home: David R. Tompkins
Barclay Funeral Home: Jim, Todd and Bill Barclay
Scotland Funeral Home: Dave Scotland
Manager / Cremation Technician: Larry Scott
Grief never ends, but it changes.
Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but many people do not plan for something that is certain to happen, their funeral. While most people do not want to think about their own morality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now.
The primary advantages of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted.
Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
It's a passage, not a place to stay.
The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.
These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.
If you are struggling and feel you would benefit from additional help, please contact us at our funeral home. Our staff is very familiar with the grief resources in our community, and can refer you to local support groups. We are here to help.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.
THE REMEMBRANCE SUITE
Our Remembrance Suite has everything you need to memorialize your loved one.
Remembrance Store: Can't find the words? Order a gift of comfort today. Browse through our vast selection of Remembrance Products.
3D Crystal Tributes: Honor your loved one with a unique 3D Crystal Tribute. Upload your photo, and choose your crystal tribute style, from the comfort of your own home.
3D Urns by Eturnal Memorials: Custom 3D Printed Cremation Urns By Eturnal Memorials. Make a custom urn for your loved one in just six easy steps. If you can imagine it, we can create it.
Portraits Of Life: Capture their life, and their moment in our exclusive Portraits of Life. They are beautifully designed Portraits of a life remembered.
Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems empty.