What We Do | Ken Ordenstein Funerals


What We Do

Funeral and Memorial Services

All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process both now and later when we can gather again as Community.

Create Healing Experiences

In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.

When their mom died my girls were at her bedside.  The experience was a profound one.  Mom was there one second and not there the next.  Before the busyness of hospital paper work, and procedures began they needed quiet time with their mom. They knew she wasn't there but they needed time to process the experience of her death; to hug, cry, laugh, hold her hand and talk story in her presence.  The experience gave them peace and comfort.                                                                          

This is the same type of comfort we extend at a viewing for friends and relatives.  Family and friends gather to process the enormity of what happened; to hug, cry, laugh, hold each other, share stories and find peace and comfort in the presence of their loved one. It's one of the healing experiences you can provide to Ohana and the wider community of friends, acquaintances and colleagues.

Funeral Services

When someone enters a room we say hello and when they leave we say goodbye.  Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to talk story, share memories, express emotions, find comfort and say goodbye.                                                                               Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one. 

We offer families a beautiful setting at the base of the Ko'olau cliffs in the Ahupua'a of Kaneohe in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in other settings. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend. 

Burial Services

If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.

Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.

Cremation Services

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.

You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.

Contact us today and let's talk.