Cremation With Remembrance
Desjardins Funeral Chapel can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
Cremation is becoming the choice of more and more Canadian families. There are a number of reasons people choose cremation. For some, the elaborate ritual of the traditional burial seems unnecessary. Some choose cremation for religious reasons. Some choose to be cremated because it is often the more affordable choice. There are many ways in which you can make this final goodbye as meaningful as traditional burial.
Choosing A Resting Place
There are a wide variety of meaningful final resting places for your loved one. You can bury an urn, request a place in a peaceful urn garden or keep the urn in a mausoleum, indoor/outdoor niche or columbarium.
Chapel or Graveside Services
Even if you choose cremation, you can incorporate a lovely service, in the same way that a more traditional burial provides.
If you would prefer to allow friends and family to say goodbye to your loved one, visitations or a public viewings prior to cremation is a lovely idea. This is a beautiful opportunity to invite your friends and family to a reception where they can share memories and support one another.
Urns, Keepsakes, Mementos
We offer a wide range of keepsakes, including memorial urns, jewelry, and memorial record packages that will keep your loved one in your heart.
The Benefits of Planning Ahead
- Savings: Planning early offers cost savings of up to thousands of dollars.
- Reduce the burden on your family: Planning your final arrangements ahead of time reduces the responsibilities on your family at their time of distress.
- Peace of mind: Gain comfort in knowing your plans are ready.
What is cremation and what choices can be made?
While it’s natural to think of cremation as the only decision to make, it’s really the first of many choices and details to consider. Similar to a traditional service, cremation allows for visitations, as well as funeral or memorial gatherings to celebrate a life well lived. Learn more in our video about cremation.
Cremation - Did You Know?
Cremation has been used for thousands of years, and in many different cultures. For example, in England and Japan, cremation is the most widely practiced burial method. As cremation grows in popularity among Canadians, traditional funeral ceremonies are still the preference for many families, allowing family and friends to pay their respects. Learn more in this informative video.