Friday, March 27th Update
The feelings of grief and heartache that follows the death of a beloved friend or family member cannot be placed on hold during these complicated times. A meaningful tribute helps those who are grieving begin the healing process.
McInnis & Holloway has six Calgary locations, plus Cochrane and Airdrie that have been designed to meet the needs of families as we navigate COVID-19. We are able to offer additional space as required to provide proper social distancing among guests in attendance. Please note this space is offered at no additional cost for the families we serve. With Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health's March 27th announcement limiting those in attendance at one time to 15, we are encouraging friend and family to stagger their arrive times and not gather in large groups outside.
To help protect the public against the spread of COVID-19 our team is screened on a daily basis. Those employees who returned from traveling outside of the country will be on self-quarantine for 14 days. It is important to know that as we strive to adapt to this new normal we will continue to ask for the community’s support in honoring lives and showing comfort to the families we are serving.
If you are unable to attend a gathering or service, we encourage you to record a video using your smartphone or tablet. Please take a few minutes to share your favorite memories of a person and how much they meant to you with comforting words of support for grieving families. McInnis & Holloway will be honored to share these special videos with the families we are serving.
Please follow this link for more details on how to record special memories on your mobile device. Click here to send video condolences
We are also aware this may be challenging financial times for some families. As in the past, we will not turn anyone away for lack of funds and will continue to work with each family to make every service we provide a meaningful one.
If a family should experience the death of loved one due to COVID-19 and wishes to plan a second tribute gathering in the months to come, the use of any one of our eight modern buildings will be available at a substantially discounted rate. McInnis & Holloway knows the value of bringing family and friends together. It will be our honor to assist in planning a second remembrance to include extended family and friends. Please know that when the time is suitable we are here for our community.
Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide crucial dates as needed. We encourage you to stay up to date through Alberta’s COVID-19 website and COVID-19 resources from Dr. Allen Wolfelt.
Thank you for your continued trust in us.
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes