• Pre-Planning Your Funeral

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    Pre-planning your funeral with Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland ensures that, when the time comes, your loved ones will not have to worry about planning your memorial services. We are one of the top crematoriums in Northern California, and we are dedicated to easing the burdens of grieving families:

    Benefit from Our Professional Experience Pre-planning your funeral allows you to take advantage of our professional experience to the fullest. Extensive pre-planning with our funeral directors ensures that your memorial is completely personal and unique. Families with reservations about funerals are doubly encouraged to consider pre-planning with Chapel of the Chimes. Our experienced funeral staff will answer all of your questions and help to alleviate your anxiety long before a funeral is actually necessary.
    Choose Your Final Resting Place If you are considering cremation, Chapel of the Chimes can display your urn in our columbarium. Pre-planning with our staff will give you extra time to inspect the columbarium and decide if this is a good resting place for you. Time spent in the columbarium may inspire ideas for personalizing your urn as well.

    Personalize Your Memorial Service At Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, we offer signature services to help you personalize your memorial service. These optional services range from memorial bracelets to majestic harp performances. Pre-planning your funeral with us gives you plenty of time to review these services as well as work out a budget for your memorial services.

    The biggest benefit of pre-planning your funeral services is achieving peace of mind. By pre-planning, your loved ones will not be stressed financially or emotionally after you pass. Contact Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at (510) 654-0123 if you’d like to learn more about pre-planning your funeral services. You can also visit us online to learn about our beautiful and historical facilities and our cremation services.

  • Personalize Your Loved One’s Funeral with Our Signature Services

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    Let Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland celebrate the memory of your loved one with our signature services. These services are designed to make a memorial as personal and memorable as possible. Here is a look at a few of our most popular signature services:  

    Memory Portrait If you are looking to commemorate the image of your loved one, our professional artists can create a fine oil portrait based on a photograph. The portrait comes in your choice of a 24 x 36 glass and walnut frame or a 16 x 20 gold and maple frame. The portrait is presented at the memorial service where it can be seen by visiting friends and family members. A Memory Portrait is also an easy way to personalize the funeral even when the body cannot be viewed.

    Musical Tributes Music is a powerful way to celebrate the memory of a precious family member. At Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, we offer musical tributes performed by bagpipe players, vocalists, violinists, or a harp player. The style of music and song selection can be personalized as well. Choose some of your loved one’s favorite songs, or select powerful musical pieces that capture your loved one’s character. Regardless of the type of music you select, attendees are sure to be moved.

    Symbolic Presentations We also offer several symbolic presentations for your loved one’s services. For example, a white dove release can be used to symbolize your loved one’s life journey. We also offer a butterfly release to represent family and the cycle of rebirth.

    Choose Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland to help you design the perfect memorial tribute. You can learn more about our signature services by visiting us online or calling us today at (510) 654-0123. Our professional staff will be happy to answer all of your questions.

  • Personal and Professional Funeral Services from Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland

    Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is a funeral home that provides personalized services that celebrate the life of a precious family member. Our long list of signature services can help you create a completely unique memorial.

    This video shows how our signature services can personalize a funeral. You can choose a portrait of your family member, a video tribute, specialized pins for guests, or a stunning dove release.

    Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is the area’s best crematory and columbarium. We specialize in providing personalized funeral services that truly capture the memory of your lost loved one. Call us today at (510) 654-0123 if you’d like to learn more about our services.

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    You can learn more about the funeral-planning process by reviewing these links.

    For more information, call Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at (510) 654-0123. Our directors can help guide you as you plan funeral services for a loved one or as you consider pre-planning your own services.

  • A Funeral Home Can Help You Write a Eulogy

    It can be extremely difficult to prepare a eulogy for a friend or loved one, as the speech must somehow encapsulate the life of the deceased. This video has tips on how to prepare a respectful and poignant eulogy.

    When writing a eulogy, it’s important to speak with the family of the deceased. By learning more about the late loved one, you have more experiences to draw from as you prepare your eulogy. You can also work with a professional funeral director to perfect your speech.

    Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland has proudly served the community since 1909. Call us at (510) 654-0123 or visit our website if you have questions about eulogy preparation, cremation or funeral planning.