Events and News

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Current Classes, Groups, and Events

I.   "Understanding Your Grief" by Alan Wolfelt -  Next session Fall of 2017, always on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  It provides a  time of healing, sharing, laughing, crying and looking to the future. Let me know if you are interested so I can add you to the list.
II. "Easter Sunrise Service" - A family tradition at Haven of Rest since 1979. This is our 38th year. It was held on April 16, 2017  at 7am. Includes live music and singing with a guest speaker followed by refreshments. We partner with local businesses and churches to host this event.  See photos below.
III.   "Memorial Day Tribute to our Fallen Veterans" - An annual family friendly event including military, patriotic brass band, speaker, and free "all American hot dog lunch"; an honoring tribute. Be sure to have it on your calendar for the last Monday in May. We partner with many volunteers, churches, and local businesses to present this event to you. See photos below. 
IV. "Luminary Walk and Remembrance Activities" - Our annual holiday time of remembrance will be held on Saturday, Dec 9th, 2017 from 4:00pm until 5:00pm. Glowing luminary bags will line the cemetery leading to the funeral home where we will have activities designed for remembering and honoring the life of loved ones gone before you this year. This is a family friendly time where all ages can participate to help personalize bookmarks, tree ornaments, and luminary bag labels. A candle lighting ceremony will conclude the service.
Do you have suggestions for events or classes you would enjoy?   Let me know!!
 Contact Martha for more information 253-851-9991,  email, or through this website.

Memorial Day 2017

The park was open all weekend with flags placed as a tribute on the graves of over 2,700 veterans. The ceremony was held on Monday at noon and was a great success. Over 300 people were in attendance and from interviews were thrilled to participate in the ceremony and enjoyed the all American hot dog lunch afterwards as well. We welcome the retirement busses of senior folks and give them honor as veterans, spouses of veterans and members of The Greatest Generation. 
Haven of Rest is thankful and appreciative for all the volunteers and community associations that helped to make this a day of remembrance.
We were assisted by volunteers from Harbor Covenant Church and The South Kitsap High School ROTC group was in attendance. Bremerton Naval Memorial Museum donated tickets, Williams Flowers donated red roses for Veteran's graves and will have floral selections available for purchase. HiTech Cleaners is always available to press all ceremonial flags for Veteran's families. Lighthouse Christian School had middle school in attendance to serve lunch to our senior citizens at their special reserved table, while active duty veterans helped as strong escorts for seating. Much appreciation to the professional musicians in attendance from "Harbor Winds" of the Narrows Music Society of Gig Harbor, who performed a stirring rendition of many patriotic songs. 
It really is a wonderful remembrance of veterans and other loved ones who've gone before us. It is in the DNA of Haven of Rest to Honor and Remember the lives of the hundreds of families we serve as well as our privilege to pay tribute to veterans.

Memorial Day 2016 & 2017  - Photo Gallery

Easter Sunrise Service - 2016

Photogallery - Remembrance Chapel and Luminary Walk 2015

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Photogallery - Haven of Rest - Company Picnic 2015

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