At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we believe every life in El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our trained staff will spend time with you, listen to their story, and your needs and wishes, and then help you celebrate what made your friend or family member so memorable.
And creating a personal farewell doesn’t have to be expensive. We can help you create a service that is meaningful, yet affordable. Personalization really is all about honoring what your loved one stood for and valued. If your mother loved her garden, we can hand out seeds of her favorite flower for guests to plant in their gardens at home. If your father was a proud Irishman, “Danny Boy” can be played on the bagpipes at the burial. We can host a reception for you, where we can serve up his favorite barbecue feast or her beloved tiramisu recipe. We can arrange for a balloon or dove release as well. At Sunset View, there are so many ways to celebrate your loved one.
Don’t forget that personalization when making prearrangements is also a way for you to express your own story. Imagine your loved one’s delight and surprise when they hear your favorite book quoted during your service, or hear your favorite song played graveside. These little touches are what will stay in your family’s hearts forever – one more way for you to leave your mark.