"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
~ Marcus Tulliuis Cicaro
Sir Winston Funeral Services International is proud to offer services to families of all beliefs and backgrounds. Our staff are knowledgeable about the funeral and interment customs of most faiths and cultures, and we can help to plan a special and fitting tribute to honor those traditions.
No matter if your preference is burial, cremation or personalized funeral services, as your funeral planning experts, we’ll walk alongside you every step of the way to make sure your wishes for a meaningful memorial are carried out just as you envisioned.
Coffins and Caskets
Ashes and Urns
Receptions and Memorials
Special Cultural or Religious Needs
Burial and Internment Services
Catering, Flowers, Obituaries
We accommodate a wide range of traditions, including special requests that conform to your religious, cultural, and societal needs, including:
We also provide traditional services for military veterans and those who serve our community in a public safety capacity.
Please let us know if we can help you write a fitting obituary for publication, social media, or notification of colleagues, family, and friends.
Our obituary page allows others to link directly to our site to access the funeral details and make necessary arrangements.
Our staff can provide checklists to help guide you through the funeral preparation process and assist in navigating some of the necessary steps along the way, such as:
Contacting the proper authorities
Making the "first call"
Contacting the insurance provider
Notifying your loved one's employer
Locating the will and pre-arrangements
Contacting Veteran's Affairs
Call us now to speak to someone directly
Grief and Sympathy
Each person grieves in his or her unique way, and determining the best way to show your support to someone who is grieving can be tough. What’s the best way to convey your sincere sympathy? How can you show you care in a meaningful, appropriate and comforting way?
Flowers, plants, or living memorials
Food and small gifts
Tokens of remembrance
Donations to charities
Eulogies and personal tributes
Rides, visits, coffee, listening
Offer help with chores or tasks
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things many of us will ever face. Dealing with death is difficult, and grief can sometimes be overwhelming. Depending on your relationship with your loved one and the traditional mourning customs of your faith, the weeks and months after a death in the family may be extremely difficult.
Be sure to take steps to ensure that you are handling the death in an emotionally healthy way, and know that caring for yourself and allowing others to care for you are part of the healing process.
Grief is natural, personal and has no timetable. It may last for a shorter or longer time than you expect, and it may be coupled with feelings of anger, guilt, emptiness or hopelessness.
Whatever your experience, know that there are family and friends all around you who are willing to support you at this time. It’s hard to know how to handle a death, especially when that person is a close friend or family member.
There are things that need to be done—and more than likely you will not have to do them alone. While your local church or religious organization can provide emotional and faith-based support, we also recommend that you enlist the support of family, friends, and those who were close to your loved one.
It’s so helpful to have someone to assist with planning a funeral and putting someone’s things in order. It also feels good to have a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
Local Grief Counseling Resources:
Sir Winston Funeral Services International
515 Broadway, Vallejo CA
707-654-8197 | 877-747-9467
675 Texas St. Ste 4700 Fairfield, CA 94533 707-784-6590
Office of Emergency Services
530 Clay St. Fairfield CA 94533
Mental Health Managed Care
St. Helena Mental Health
525 Oregon St Vallejo, CA
Alhambra Valley Counseling
1134 Alhambra Ave Martinez CA