Dove Release

Mesa Cemetery | AZ Funeral Homes

More and more families are discovering the sense of comfort and peace that a white dove release brings to the family members and friends at the end of a loved one’s funeral or memorial service. The releasing of white doves at funerals and memorials is quickly becoming a popular way of adding that special touch to your loved ones memorial or funeral service.

In addition to flowers, a White Dove release for a funeral or memorial is one of the most loving and inspirational gifts to give to a loved one. The releasing of a white dove helps to begin the grieving process by opening the doors to “letting go” and is sure to live on in the memories of all attending the service. The trained white birds will soar into the sky, usually circling any number of times in a group before returning to their home lofts at distances up to several hundred miles.

At the end of the graveside service, a single white dove is released in your loved one’s memory, followed by the release of 10 more white doves. Once all of the doves are released, they will join together in a group and fly in a circle above the ceremony. The result is a very beautiful ending to the service and a warm memory made for your family and friends.