Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
Cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice among Canadians for many different reasons. It provides a simple, meaningful process by which your loved one can be remembered and honoured without an elaborate burial service, which is not to everyone’s preference. It is also an affordable and tasteful option that appeals to many families and is often specifically requested by the person before they pass away.
A cremation service can be just as personal as a traditional burial. The cremation can be tailored to the person you are remembering, and you have many options to choose from.
Choosing A Resting Place
Urns can be placed in a variety of respectful and attractive ways. In addition to burial, you may choose to house an urn in an indoor or outdoor niche, mausoleum, columbarium or special urn garden.
Church or Graveside Services
For those who prefer traditional funeral rites, a memorial service at the chapel or by a graveside can be arranged.
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.
Mementos for remembrance
After cremation, you may want a memento to remember your loved one. Hold their memory close with lovely keepsake urns, jewelry, and memorial record packages.
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.