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Covid 19 Response

 

As most of you know the arrival of the Covid 19 Virus has altered the manner in which we carry out our daily lives. Unfortunately it also changes the way we memorialize and celebrate the life of a loved one. What Covid 19 hasn’t changed is our commitment in helping families commemorate the lives of their loved one. In saying that we still have many options to do so in a safe manner that is both honourable and respectful to the deceased and their families. We are honoured to discuss options or any questions you may have at this time and you need only contact us at 902-894-4321 or by email at hcc@pei.aibn.com.

Along with thoroughly washing hands, social distancing, and providing a clean sanitized environment we are following the mandate set forth for us by Dr. Heather Morrison as posted. We thank Dr. Morrison for these guidelines and by following these measures we will be sure to provide a safe environment for the families we serve and of course importantly our committed staff. Our hours remain the same although we would ask people to call ahead when visiting the funeral home. As always we are here to serve you 24 hours a day and you need only call for assistance.

I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding at one of the most difficult times in your lives and if there is anything at all we can possibly do to lighten your burden please do not hesitate to bring it to our attention.

Kevin Gallant and Staff Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home

It is important to recognize this important ritual in our community and among our family and friends. However, to help prevent the spread of illness the following Orders are set forth by the Chief Public Health Office:

1. Limit the number of family members making visitation/funeral/memorial arrangements to no more than 4 persons;

2. Restrict visiting hours to immediate family members and limit to 5 persons (and continue to practice social distancing and hygiene safety);

3. Delay or postpone in-person funeral and/or memorial services to avoid mass gatherings and ensure social distancing;

4. Refrain from in-person signing of the Guest Book and taking Memorials/Donations. Instead, use online mechanisms for people to offer condolences and give memorials/donations;

5. Cancel and abstain from hosting all public receptions;

6. Staff in Long-term Care facilities and Nursing Homes should refrain from creating receiving lines to honour the decendent; and

7. In all circumstance, increase interpersonal and social distancing (ideally separation of 2-meters or 6 feet, not shaking hands, hugging, etc.)