Cremation as a disposition can be, and should be, just as personal as a burial and funeral service. Let us guide you through our trusted and dignified cremation options that can be personalized to truly celebrate a life lived.
Through traditional or contemporary services, many are turning to unique, personalized ways of honoring a life lived and aiding the grieving process. A personalized celebration gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories. We offer many ways to personalize a service. From serving your loved one’s favorite ice cream to releasing balloons, displaying memories through photo boards or even playing a tribute video, burials with celebrations have one focus in mind, celebrating the unique life lived.
Cremation with Care
Some request direct cremation, eliminating “all the bother of funeral services” for family members. Funeral services and celebrations aren’t provided for the deceased; they’re there to help support and comfort the living. Direct disposal of cremated remains or scattering without a service or memorialization of any kind can cause emotional problems for survivors. With no celebration and permanent resting place, problems arise from inadequate grieving. Take time to consider family and friends.In suffering a loss, the traditional rites of passage and memorialization can be beneficial in helping individuals pass through the stages of grief. When the practice of cremation is accomplished with human dignity and recognition, it will:
- help assuage grief
- alleviate guilt
- contribute to emotional stability
- create peace of mind
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. Restrictions on cremation are different from state to state, even from one cemetery to the next. 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. In most cases, cremation satisfies federal clean air requirements.
Traditional Funeral with Cremation
The Traditional Funeral with Cremation to follow is when friends and family are invited to a ceremony to pay their respects to the deceased and offer condolences to the family. A visitation provides time for sharing and remembrance and is followed by a funeral ceremony at a place of worship or in our chapel. Following the service, the deceased is transported to the crematory for cremation.
Cremation with a Memorial Service
Cremation with a Memorial Service is when the deceased’s urn is present along with family photos and memorabilia. This is a time to remember your loved one through fellowship with friends and family.
Simple Cremation does not have a remembrance ceremony. After all the necessary paperwork and documentation is completed, the deceased is transported to the crematory. The cremated remains are then placed in an urn and ready to be buried, placed in a niche or taken home. Often, a committal service is performed as the deceased is placed in their final resting place.
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