Cindie Lou Mehlsen

22/02/1959 - 30/03/2020

Obituary for Cindie Lou Mehlsen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Wife, Mother, and Granny, Cindie Mehlsen, on March 30, 2020.

Due to the current restrictions in place on gatherings which extends to funerals, we are only able to have a small private memorial service on April 3, 2020. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her son Tyler.

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My deepest sympathy to all your family in the loss of your wife, mom, granny., sister, and daughter. You will each have your own special memories - I hope they will bring you peace and in time joy. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.
- Glenda Forster
We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss that you and your family have encountered. Please accept our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences.
- Marie and Guy
Our deepest sympathies to Glenn and the entire family. Cindie was a great lady and a true friend to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time.
- Darlene Zurkan
So very sorry for your tremendous loss. Glenn, Candi, Brandon, Brent and families. Mabes, Margo, Lynn, and families please accept out sympathy. Cindie was well loved by many.
- The Ponto Family
Heartbreaking, so sorry to hear of Cindies passing. Our deepest sympathies. Brian, Debbie Brock and Family
- Brian Brock
So sorry for your loss. Ralph Meier and family
- na
Cindie was such a breath of fresh air! We are a absolutely heartbroken for all of you. Love Bill ,Penny Brock and family
- na
Heart felt condolences to Glenn, Mabes, Margo, Lynn and families. I am truly sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories help you through this difficult time.
- Dixie Gulay
So many years have passed since I seen Glenn and Cindie. Have great memories of goin to school with Cindie. My thoughts are with you and your family Glenn.
- Randy Bernier
Our deepest sympathies to Glenn and families, Cindie was a special Lady, left this world much too young & will be dearly missed. Our thought & prayers are with each of you . Dale, Louella, Scott & Ryan Meyers
- Louella Meyers
To Glen and family, Mabes, Margo, Lynn and your families. So sorry to hear of Cindie's passing. It came as such a shock. I valued her as a true friend even tho we didn't see each other often. We shared many memories. The one memory I always tell is when Cindie, Joan Hart and I camped down at Elk Island Park in Jim and Mabes' camperized bus. We had Cindie's German Shepard dog for protection. We swan in the backwater, cooked and sat around the fire at night. We spent a couple of nights down there. It was great fun. I spent time at Cindie's when my mom and dad would go out to the Municipal Convention. We shared our losses. Cindie's Tyler and my Jill. Again We are so saddened by her passing. Know we are thinking of you all at this time. Love Marlene and Allen Maxwell
- Marlene Maxwell
Our sincere sympathies to all of the family. So sudden and unexpected, we are truly sorry for your Dear loss. We loved to visit and will miss your genuine and kind presence in our life. We cried and laughed together. Cindie we will miss you.
- Valerie Lee
Deepest sympathies to Glenn and families. She will be missed by all who knew her. May your memories bring you comfort. Pete & Lynette Craig
- Lynette Craig
Cindie was a beautiful person with a giving heart and generous spirit. She was always available for anyone who needed anything and she opened her arms and her home to many. I will always remember how loved Cindie made me feel and the times that she helped me when I needed it the most. My condolences and love goes out to you all.
- Rhonda

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What is a funeral?

A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life. A funeral is a vital first step to help the bereaved heal after the loss of someone special.

What type of service should I have?

If no pre-arrangements have been made, the type of service is entirely up to you.  Services are usually held at a funeral home, community hall, or a place of worship. There is a wealth of different services, ranging from a traditional religious or military service to something a little more non-traditional. Our funeral directors are more than happy to work with you to figure out what would be the most appropriate.

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Funeral directors are in charge of all the logistics following a death. They complete all the necessary paperwork, make arrangements for the transportation of the body, and put into action the choices made by the family in regards to the funeral service and the final resting place of the body. Beyond the logistics, funeral directors are there to provide moral support and guidance for someone coping with death.

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What is embalming and what purpose does it serve?

Embalming sanitizes and preserves the body; it also slows down the decomposition process and enhances the appearance of the body damaged by traumatic death or illness. Embalming gives time to the family of the deceased to arrange a service, and allows the family the option of having an open-casket viewing.

What do I do if I am not satisfied with the way a funeral was handled?

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How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of the funeral varies depending on the wishes you have. The average cost of a funeral is between $5,000-$7,000, however, it varies greatly depending on the kind of service you desire. In general, cremation tends to cost less than burial. The costs include professional services including transportation, embalming and other preparations, the use of a facility for the ceremony, and the purchase of a casket or urn.

Can I personalize a funeral?

Of course you can, in fact, more and more people are opting for a more non-traditional personalized service. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate somebody’s life. There are many unique ways to celebrate life, let the funeral director know exactly what your desires are and they will honour your wishes.

Do we need to have an obituary notice and what is included in one?

It is highly recommended to have an obituary notice that’s either placed in a local newspaper or placed online. An obituary lets the public know that a death has occurred, and gives them information about the service. Obituaries generally include the deceased’s full name, age, city, and date of birth and the city they were living in when they died. It also includes the name of the deceased’s spouse, along with the names of anyone else significant in their lives, such as parents, children or grandchildren. Space may be limited in a newspaper obituary, but you may include a little blurb on the life and legacy of the deceased. An online obituary or memorial website offers you the chance to add a lot more about the deceased.

What happens if the death occurs in the middle of the night or on the weekend?

We are here to help, funeral directors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Do I need to have an embalming

No, embalming is often an unnecessary expense, even if a viewing is desired. There are times when we would recommend embalming, especially if there is an extended gap between death and burial or cremation.

Why are funerals so expensive?

Funerals are labor intensive and require a lot of work from a lot of people. The cost of a funeral goes beyond merchandise such as caskets, it includes the services of a funeral director in making the necessary arrangements, filling out forms, and dealing with all the other people involved in the death (doctors, lawyers, insurance companies). Funeral directors work an average of 40 hours per funeral. The cost of operating a funeral home is factored into the cost as well. Funeral homes are a 24 hour operation, with extensive facilities that need to be maintained and secured.

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