Highland Funeral Home – Markham Chapel can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
When it comes to the burial of your loved one, there is no right or wrong choice. Simple and affordable, cremation is becoming a more practiced approach throughout Canada. We will guide you through the process and ensure that your goodbye is meaningful and dignified. The options available to you with a cremation service are plentiful. In fact, in many ways you have more options than a traditional burial.
Final Resting Place Options
Beyond choosing the actual urn, the decision of where to place the urn is an important one. A traditional burial plot is an option. Others choose an indoor or outdoor niche or columbarium. Mausoleums and special gardens designed specifically for memorializing urns are also available.
Hold a Service
Additionally, you may wish to hold a chapel or graveside service. Cremation does not limit the ways in which you can memorialize your departed loved one. For those who prefer a traditional funeral, these services are available.
Public Viewings & Visitations
Finding closure is an important part of the grieving process. Often people find comfort in viewings and visitations, and are better able to say goodbye. Some even choose to have a special reception for friends and family, paying tribute to the memories and special times.
Keep Memories with You Forever
Offering a collection of keepsakes, jewelry, memorial record packages and specialized urns, we want to help you hold on to the cherished memories 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.