J.J. Patterson & Sons 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
In addition to burial, urns can be placed in a mausoleum, a columbarium, an indoor or outdoor niche, or in a special urn garden.
Chapel or Graveside Service
You still may want to pay your final respects to your loved one with a chapel or a graveside service just like you would during a traditional funeral.
Public Viewings and Visitations
Viewings and visitations can be an important part of the grieving process as it provides loved ones a final chance to say goodbye. And even with cremation, you can also choose to hold a reception for friends and family.
Urns and Keepsakes
We provide a collection of keepsake urns, jewelry, and memorial record packages to ensure that your loved one’s memory remains with you every day.
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.