Glen Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery features the convenience and flexibility of an on-site crematorium.
Canadians are increasingly opting for cremation over traditional burial. It can be a less expensive and simpler choice than an elaborate burial. But choosing cremation does not mean you can’t say goodbye in a respectful and meaningful way. In fact, there are a wide variety of choices available to pay tribute to your loved one.
Final Resting Place Options
Cremation urns can be placed in an outdoor or indoor niche, columbarium or mausoleum. Or you may choose to bury the urn in a garden designed specifically for that purpose.
Chapel or Graveside Service
With cremation, you can still hold a funeral service to say farewell to your loved one and celebrate their life. This can happen before the cremation, or afterward if you prefer to bury or place the ashes during the ceremony.
Public Viewings and Visitations
For many families, viewings and visitations are an important part of the grieving process. And you can also choose to hold a reception, where friends and family can gather to share refreshments and reminisce.
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.
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.