The death of a loved one is a significant life event. As such, family and friends often travel great distances to attend services celebrating that life. Many local businesses and organizations in Peterborough and surrounding communities provide services required by out of town visitors during their stay in our community.
Community Alternative will continue to expand this list and inform you about the quality businesses and organizations that are able to assist visitors to Peterborough and surrounding communities.
This site is under construction. If you wish to have your organization listed here, please contact us by using the "Comments & Suggestions" tab near the top of the page.
If you're expecting out-of-town guests for a funeral service,our list of the best local hotels, motels and inns ensures you'll find the right location for their needs.
Our community has some wonderful eateries. When you want reservations for a gathering following a funeral or memorial service, this list of fine restaurants offers a variety of cuisines to choose from.
We have a lot of experience dealing with florists. Our list of recommended flower shops is a great place to start for families looking to send floral tributes or sympathy gifts.
As a convenience to our community we have included a listing of many of the local churches in our area.
If you require the services of a Lawyer to assist with writing a Will, or for Estate Settlement, we have listed law firms in the Peterborough area providing these services.
Real Estate Firms
For your convenience we recommend the following real estate firms to help you handle you real estate needs.
We offer organized receptions in our wonderful reception rooms, for families in their homes, as well as in reception halls within our community.
No one plans to get ill or have an accident requiring medical treatment. Should the need arise while visiting our City and surrounding area, Community Alternative has listed contact numbers and address for medical and emergency facilities in our area.
Whether you need of cemetery property, are a genealogist doing research, or simply love to sit in the quiet of a cemetery and enjoy the solitude, this list will prove to be invaluable.
This list of local newspapers, with contact information for the office in charge of obituary review and placement will make submitting an obituary or obtaining a copy of one that much easier.
Media & Printing
With the growing popularity of Scrapbooking and Home Video Recording, families are increasingly turning to media and printing professionals for assistance with their family histories.
Sound financial planning is an important part of funeral pre-planning. Many people are turning to professionals to assist with planning for retirement.
One of the many challenges an Estate Trustee faces is that of preparing and filing a tax return for a deceased person. While very complicated estates may require the services of an Accountant, many returns may be prepared and filed by the Estate Trustee or by a Tax Specialist.
For most of human history, music has been an integral part of ceremonies and major life events. For many, music is an important part of the funeral service. Listed below are individuals and firms that offer music services ranging from live performance, to composition, to recorded music.
Listed below are the names of Radio Stations who offer their services in the Peterborough area.
Age Smies is a funeral celebrant, and a veteran of many funeral and memorial services in this area. Due to his experience with Veterans and Legion funerals, he also officiates at military funerals.