Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers is now offering video recording and webcasting of funeral services.
“Families and friends are scattered – often around the world – and at times of grief and loss, their absence is keenly felt by those left behind. It’s our goal to help everyone come together to celebrate the life of their loved one, and find comfort. These webcasts also preserve a valuable piece of family history.”
The funeral may be viewed on a computer, through our website by clicking the Live Events tab for those family members and friends unable to attend the service. This allows the friends and family to view the funeral from the comfort of their own homes.
It is a great service for shut-ins, out-of-town friends and families who, previously, had no way of participating in such a meaningful way in the memorial to their loved ones. The webcast can be viewed live or recorded, and viewed when friends and family wish to – sometimes over and over again.
The technology is portable, too. We can take it anywhere, broadcasting services and events held in parks, churches, and other locations.
Historically, entire communities came together to honor the life of the deceased and share their grief. In the 21st century, we’re finding family and friends to be scattered across the country, even around the world, often preventing them from joining such a gathering. Now, with the webcasting technology, Flanner and Buchanan can unite them once again.
Whether arrangements for funerals are pre-planned or made upon the death, families will be given the opportunity to select webcasting as one of the many options. Included in the $200 cost for the webcasting will be the choice of viewing sites, literally around the world, where friends and family may gather to watch the funeral at the same time it is taking place.
If it is impossible for someone to view the funeral at the time it occurs, viewing a delayed broadcast on the computer will also be possible, he added.
Cameras will be discreetly placed at the funeral, and the results will be fed, as a live webcast, to those signed up to view it at the time of the service, or they may access the same webcast or at a later time.