The holidays can be an especially difficult time when a loved one has died. Many who are grieving state that the second holiday season can actually be more difficult than the first. In recognition of the special challenges faced by mourners at this time of year, the Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes will hold a candlelight holiday remembrance service at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center on Sunday, December 1st at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The public is invited, in addition to those families served by the Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes. This year's service will feature a video tribute, remembering each of those served by our funeral homes since November 2012. Rev. Matthew Nuiver of United Reformed Church in Wellsburg will bring a message. Each attendee will have an opportunity to light a candle in memory of their loved one who has passed. Tips for coping with the holidays following loss will be shared, including free copies of a children's activity book, Handling the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died, authored by Robyn Plocher. Interested persons may call the funeral home for additional information.