Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home - Central Chapel can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
In Canada, the popularity of cremation is steadily increasing. While cremation can be a simpler and more affordable option than a traditional burial, it still provides a meaningful way to say your final goodbye.
Final Resting Place Options
Depending on your preferences, the urn can be buried, or placed in an indoor/outdoor niche, mausoleum, columbarium, or special urn garden.
Chapel or Graveside Service
Even though cremation is chosen, you can still hold a traditional chapel or graveside service, honouring your loved one with dignity and respect.
Public Viewings and Visitations
Viewings and visitations can be an important part of the grieving process as it provides loved ones a final chance to say goodbye. And even with cremation, you can also choose to hold a reception for friends and family.
Urns and Keepsakes
A wide selection of quality cremation urns are available. As well, we offer lovely cremations mementos, including jewelry, keepsake urns and memorial record packages, to help you remember and cherish your loved one’s memory.
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.
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 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.