Trusted and Dignified
Cremation as a disposition can be, and should be, just as personal as a burial and funeral service.
When cremation is selected, we offer the added comfort of having our own, on-site crematory. Your loved one will never leave our trusted and dignified care.
As with burial options, personalizing cremation with a celebration of life can be very therapeutic. A personalized celebration gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories, and it aids in the grieving process.
Cremation Ceremony Options
Families choosing cremation may meet the emotional needs for viewing and ceremony in a variety of ways. These include the following:
- Public or Private Viewing/Visitation
- Funeral Ceremony followed by Cremation (Decedent present)
- Cremation followed by a Memorial Ceremony
- Cremation followed by a Graveside Ceremony
- Memorial Ceremony at Sea or Air with Scattering
- Accompanied Cremation (Family present at the onset of the cremation process)
Cremation with Care
Some request direct cremation for simplicity—saving their family “all the bother of funeral services.” Though intending to be considerate of others, they unintentionally fail to recognize that funeral ceremonies and celebrations aren’t provided for the deceased; they are to help support and comfort the living. Direct disposal of cremated remains without a service or permanent memorialization of any kind, frequently leads prolonged and unresolved grief. In additional to any practical “burden” a service might require, we encourage you to take time to consider the emotional needs of your family. In suffering a loss, the traditional rites of passage of ceremony and memorialization can be extremely beneficial in helping individuals pass through the stages of grief.
Understanding Cremation Options
Some family members are disturbed at the thought of death itself, much less cremation, which many perceive as a cold and uninvolved process. They may resist your wishes when the time comes. It’s best to address your wishes with your family now. You can put their unease to rest, and have peace of mind knowing your wishes will be carried out.
Crematories are operated by dedicated people with great respect for the deceased. Depending on the final resting place you choose, requirements may include an urn, urn vault, and other items. Making your choices now can help your family down the road.