Choosing cremation neither eliminates, nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation process. A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by ground burial. The service may be elaborate and non-traditional, or it may be simple and traditional. Arrangements and ceremonies tend to be as individual as the persons for whom and by whom they are made. They may be personalized specifically to reflect the life of the deceased, and thus have a special meaning. We are here to assist in any and all of your needs.
The Traditional Cremation Service will be just like a Traditional Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated with the use of a rental casket or a cremation casket, which is more simply designed to be cremated.
Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns may be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.
The Immediate Cremation Service may be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If there is to be a long delay then embalming would be encouraged. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss.
A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, without any formal services before or after the cremation itself.
Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.
Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, to place them in a niche, or to properly scatter the remains.