Signature Services 2019-08-09T11:04:22-04:00

Signature Services

Harley Hearse

Flanner Buchanan Harley Hearse

Our exclusive Farewell Ride is a unique remembrance for the motorcycle enthusiast or an original way to personalize any loved one’s final journey.

Dove Release

Dove Release

For many faiths, the dove has been the symbol of the human soul. Watching these elegant birds take to the sky has provided many families a sense of peace.

Balloon Release

Funeral Balloon Release

Many families take comfort in writing special messages to a lost loved one on balloons and releasing them into the sky. Seeing these sentiments rise peacefully brings comfort to many.

Bagpiper

Funeral Bagpipes

For many, the stirring sound of bagpipes highlights the reverent and sacred nature of a funeral. Bagpipers’ skills vary considerably, and that is why we select only the very best musicians.

Green Burial

Green Burial

Some families like the idea of a “pure” funeral with everything used being natural or quickly biodegradable. We have the expertise to guide families who choose this.

Private and Secure Live Video-Steaming

At Ballard-Durand our modern, advanced technology allows families connect with loved ones who are unable to attend the service due to any circumstance. All streaming is broadcast via request and is privately secure via our closed circuit video and live web-streaming service.

Customer Review

Bernard M.

White Plains, NY

My wife Amy passed away almost 2 months ago, and Ballard-Durand was wonderful to me and my family throughout the whole thing. Our funeral director, Joe Murray was so caring and thoughtful with his guiding us every step of the way. I cannot thank him enough! The service was beautiful, and I am still getting positive comments from family and friends who could not attend, but watched the streaming of the service. And the video they made was wonderful, it completely blew me away! Joe was there for us every minute and long after the service ended. He will always be in my memory for his special, genuine caring! To top it off, yesterday was Dove Release Day, an annual event where they invite loved ones to release doves in memory of their loved ones who passed away. There's a slide show with photos of loved ones that passed away. I am still touched by the caring and genuine love I felt from everyone at Ballard-Durand, from their wonderful owner Matthew to all those involved. I will long remember the sight of our doves being released, all at the same time, to fly high in the sky in formation, circling overhead a couple of times before disappearing out of sight. What a wonderful day!!!!! Ballard-Durand is a very special, caring, loving place!!!!!