Hatley Memorial Gardens features the convenience and flexibility of two on-site crematoriums.
Each year, more Canadians are selecting cremation as their preferred option. While the reasons may vary, elaborate burials are not as popular as they once were. Cremation is an option that many are choosing as it offers a meaningful expression of remembrance in a simple way. Many people also find this a more affordable option. You can select from a variety of options to make your farewell as meaningful and personal as a traditional burial.
Choice of Resting Place
Urns can be buried or kept in either a columbarium, a mausoleum, an outdoor or indoor niche, or in a special urn garden.
Chapel or Graveside Service
If you would like to be cremated but prefer everything that is offered in a traditional burial, this is the ideal selection for you.
Many people value the opportunity to say a final goodbye and find viewings and visitations to be important in the grieving process. This option can be included as part of your tribute even if your loved one is cremated. You can also include, as part of your memorial plans, a reception for family and friends.
You can choose from several quality cremation products such as cremation and keepsake urns, jewellery, and memorial record packages to ensure that your loved one’s memory will stay with you forever.
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.