Hillcrest Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home features the convenience and flexibility of an on-site crematorium.
More and more Canadians prefer cremation to burial. For some, the simplicity of cremation is preferable to an elaborate burial. Others may find it a more economical choice. Whatever your reasons for choosing cremation, you have many options to help turn your goodbye into something meaningful and personal.
A Special Resting Place
Urns deserve a special resting place. You can choose to bury an urn, place it in an indoor/outdoor niche, lovely columbarium, mausoleum, or even in beautiful urn gardens.
Church or Graveside Services
If you want a traditional approach to cremation, you can to hold a service at a chapel or beside the gravesite to remember your loved one.
Say Goodbye to Your Loved One
Public viewings and visitations can be held. This can help family and friends to grieve and say goodbye. You can also include a reception to honour their memory.
A Treasured Keepsake
You can request a keepsake urn, a piece of jewellery or another one of our beautiful cremation products that will ensure the memories of your loved one will always be with you.
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.