Glendale Funeral Home & Cemetery features the convenience and flexibility of an on-site crematorium.
More and more Canadians prefer cremation to burial. For some, the simplicity of cremation is preferable to an elaborate burial. Others may find it a more economical choice. Whatever your reasons for choosing cremation, you have many options to help turn your goodbye into something meaningful and personal.
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.
Church or Graveside Services
If you want a traditional approach to cremation, you can to hold a service at a chapel or beside the gravesite to remember your loved one.
Electing for cremation does not preclude a memorial service, such as a viewing or visitation. You can also hold a reception in your loved one’s honour. This allows friends and family an opportunity to pay tribute and say goodbye, which in turn contributes to a healthier grieving process.
A Treasured Keepsake
You can request a keepsake urn, a piece of jewellery or another one of our beautiful cremation products that will ensure the memories of your loved one will always be with you.
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.