Candlelight Service of Remembrance on December 3, 2017 in Westlake Village

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, a Dignity Memorial® provider, will host its annual, non-denominational Candlelight Service of Remembrance on December 3. The service will start at 6:00 p.m. in Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary’s Chapel of the Oaks at 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd. in Westlake Village, 91362.  The service is open to everyone in the community and no reservation is needed.

Additionally, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks is a collection location for the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” drive.  This event collects new, unwrapped toys during each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the office at any time through December 18, or delivered before the candlelight service.

The Candlelight Service of Remembrance will be led by Rabbi Ira Rosenfeld, Deacon Jess Pason from St. Jude Catholic Church, and Rev. Jonathan Mulford. Harpist Peggy Skomal and The Village Voices Chorale, led by Gloria Hilliard, director, will provide the music. The service will include a candle lighting ceremony where families will be invited to light a candle in honor of a loved one lost this year. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Beginning November 24, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks will display a “Tree of Remembrance” in their lobby. Community members are encouraged to bring a photo or other memento to hang on the tree with the ornament provided by Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks. The tree will be in the lobby until December 31 at which time residents may pick up their ornament and take it home as a gift from Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks.

About Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, Mortuary & Crematory

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