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SAVANNAH, GA — One visit to Bonaventure Funeral Home, in person or via the internet, and it becomes clear that this is no cookie-cutter funeral home. Kyle Nikola, president, wanted to provide a comfortable, gracious home from which to serve families when he established his first funeral home in this historic southern city.


He speaks proudly of the 11,000 square-foot boutique facility set in woods and accented by fountains, ponds and canals. The chapel seats 150 in addition to a loft, an inviting foyer, dining room, parlors and a veranda.

When it came to planning the preparation room, Mr. Nikola called on Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. “I am so glad I used him,” he commented. “This roomlooks cleaner than a hospital operating room. And the ventilation is unbelievable. You can breathe better air than in the Colorado Rockies!”

Echoing this sentiment, Licensed Funeral Director S. Alan Stone expressed these thoughts. “It is a pleasure to work in a state-of-the-art embalming room. It is with ease that I can move around and be at hands reach for most anything needed in the prep room. The air system is a wonderful addition to the embalming room with less fumes, strong chemicals and unpleasant odors that I once had to deal with.”

The two-station embalming room was designed and equipped using DST’s Premier Source Design Service. Features of the service include custom interior architectural de- sign, PrepAir HVAC, custom cabinetry, and Todd designed products for the foot-end of the table.

Bonaventure Funeral Home has a unique fleet of vehicles that offers families a choice of ways to personalize the service. In addition to the standard hearse, they have a 1910 horse drawn funeral carriage, often preceded by a Harley Davidson 3-wheeler, and a 1934 Prinzing Rolls Royce hearse in pearl white with navy blue accents. They also provided a fire truck for a recent service honoring a retired firefighter.

With their multi-media capability, Bonaventure is able to create a variety of ways to memorialize services. Visit the website, to view a YouTube presentation that was shown on their local Fox news.


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