COVID-19 A special letter from our owner


Dear Friends,


Our hearts go out to the families whose loved ones have died from the coronavirus and to all those affected by the recent changes due to COVID-19. We extend our appreciation to the healthcare community for all they are doing to protect us. I pray that God will comfort those who grieve, protect those who are on the front lines, and grant wisdom and discernment to our elected leaders.


After reviewing the most recent proclamations from the Governor an under the direction of the Washington State Department of Licensing, Funeral and Cemetery Unit the following restrictions are in effect for Washington State:

  • Funeral, memorial, and graveside services are prohibited throughout the state of Washington until March 31st. This date may be extended.
  • Most families are choosing to proceed with cremation or burial and schedule a memorial gathering at a later date.


We know this is a time of uncertainty for everyone and we want you to know that your safety is top of mind and that you can still support families and friends during a time of loss. Funeral, memorial, and celebration events help start the healing process. Please make an extra effort to support those that have lost a loved one during this unusual time. Your support is now more important than ever. We encourage supporting families via on-line condolences on our web site www.islandfuneral.com, and calling families on the phone or video chat. 


If you have recently lost a loved one, or will soon, our team is here for you. To assist those who have travel restrictions or health concerns, and to comply with public health guidance, we will be making most arrangements by phone and/or video chat. If you prefer to make arrangements in person, please call ahead for an appointment and one of our licensed funeral directors will assist you. Every situation can and will be accommodated.


Losing a friend or family member is never easy. We are aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. Please know that we are here for anything you may need to honor life, support loved ones, and begin the healing process. The safety and well-being of you, your family, and your friends is of the utmost importance. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (206) 463-9300. We are available 24/7. 


Sincerely,

Russ Weeks, President 

Weeks’ Funeral Homes

Our Staff

Russ Weeks

Russ Weeks

Owner

My wife, Kelley and I are active in several community organizations, Young Life, and Wabash Presbyterian Church. We consider our most important role as parents to introduce our children to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. While we are Christians, we consider it a privilege to serve people of all faiths and backgrounds. I grew up in a funeral home family and enjoy helping people during a very difficult time. If you have comments, concerns, or simply want to speak with the owner, please call me or contact me by email. As you can see by the picture, I also enjoy fishing!

Telephone: 1-360-829-1171

Email: 


Lisa Devereau

Funeral Director



Charmaine Jovanovich-Miller

Charmaine Jovanovich-Miller

Community Outreach & Education

Charmaine’s role with Weeks’ Funeral Homes, is in Community Outreach & Education. To bridge partnerships with like-minded organizations in serving our communities. This includes churches of all faiths, veteran and service groups, first responder chaplains, and hospitals and hospice.

In sharing information and resources about death, bereavement, and healing, Charmaine’s goal is to help people talk about death before they need to, find their way through the darkness when death occurs in their friends and families, and connect with after-care programs to support their pathway to healing.

Charmaine’s background includes 20+ years as a business owner, trainer, and consultant in the area of human services and crisis communication. Throughout her career, Charmaine has served emergency services and 911 dispatchers, children’s organizations, and faith-based assistance programs. Her experience with funeral service dates back more than 20 years. Charmaine is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a graduate of the Pierce County Chaplains Academy, and a proud member of the Enumclaw Rotary Club.

Charmaine was born and raised in Minnesota. Early in her career, she transferred to Washington State, and immediately made it her forever home. She is married, the mother of three sons, and the grandmother of three children she adores.  She is also a lover of golden retriever dogs, and shares her home with three “furry” family members.

Charmaine has been a friend of the Weeks’ Family for many years, and we are pleased to have her as a member of our team.


Telephone: 1-360-825-3548

Email: 


© 2020 Island Funeral Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS