Harbourview Funeral Centre can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
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
Even when cremation is chosen, you can have a traditional funeral service to say goodbye and celebrate your loved one’s life. This can happen before the cremation, or afterward if you prefer to bury or place the urn during the ceremony.
Public Viewings and Visitations
Often, holding a viewing is an important part of the grieving process. We can help plan and host a respectful visitation, providing a time for loved ones to say their final goodbye. Your plans can also include a reception, where friends and family can gather to share refreshments and reminisce.
Urns and Keepsakes
Whether it is a keepsake urn, jewelry, or a memorial record package, mementos can provide you and your family with a lasting memory of your loved one.
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.