burial or cremation
Determining What Your Loved One Would Want
If there isn't already a pre-plan in place for your loved one's funeral, then the first consideration would be the disposition of your loved one's remains. This is a very personal decision and one to carefully consider to select what your loved one would have wanted.
When you decide on a burial service it usually involves a visitation, followed by a funeral service in a church, memorial chapel, or other place of worship. It can also include a shorter graveside service at the cemetery where the casket is laid to rest.
You can also decide on burial followed by a reception in a more relaxed setting, even in your family home. After the funeral service, you have the option to have the casket interred in one of the many cemeteries in our area.
The casket is typically present in traditional services; however it is up you if you want to have it present; and if you do, you can decide whether you would like to have the casket open or closed throughout visitation and memorial services.
If you choose cremation for your loved one, there are endless possibilities on how you can honour your loved one's life with a visitation and funeral or memorial service to celebrate the life of this individual who was so important in your life.
We will work with you to choose how you want to celebrate your loved one's life and how you want to distribute the cremains. You may want to spread the cremains as part of your service, inter the urn at a local cemetery or columbarium niche, or retain the urn as a keepsake. In addition, you may also choose to have personalized urns or other types of jewelry created from the cremains that can be given to members of the family as mementos.