Honoring Loved Ones During The Holidays

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Published on December 6, 2019 -
Honoring Loved Ones During The Holidays

Honoring Loved Ones During The Holidays

Tonight at ten?

The holidays can be a bittersweet time for many families as they gather to honor the people they've recently lost.

That's why a funeral home in evansville has been trying to make the holidays a bit more bearable for people?

Grieving the loss of their loved ones.

Boone funeral home has been hosting events?

Focused on remembering those dear friends and family members?

Who can't be with us during the holidays.

44news reporter joylyn bukovac joins us now to explain.



People attending tonight's candlelight service told me it feels nice to be surrounded by others?

Also coping with a loss.

Christmas is supposed to be a joyful time?

Surrounded by family.

"this year is going to be very hard."

For those grieving the loss of a friend or family member?

The holiday season can be very difficult.

"it's always nice to honor them and remember them and try not to be sad and remember all the good and fun times.

Which is why boone funeral home hosted their second annual candlelight service.

"we are here tonight to honor and remember our loved ones."

Everyone got to light a candl?

Celebrating the life of their loved ones.

Becky zoch says this is her second time at this service.

"this time last year my mother and i came to honor my dad who had passed."

"my parents were diagnosed with lung cancer 8 weeks apart.

Unfortunatel y since the?

Her mom passed away from ???d.

"my momma was my best friend."

This year she got to honor her mother to?

While being surrounded by several others also mourning with heavy hearts.

But zoch tells me she's trying her hardest to focus on the wonderful memories they got to make and the loving household they shared.

"my childhood was wonderful growing up they were together since they were 16 and 17 years old."

After the candlelight servic?

Everyone had the chance to hang an ornament on this year's remembrance tree?

Decorated by families to honor and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

That christmas tree will be up for the rest of the month.

If you would like to make an ornament in remembrance of a loved on?

You are welcome to hang it up at any time.

Joylyn bukovac, 44news.

A former employee

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