Cremation Services

Affordable Cremations in Calgary

Cremation Services

Our pricing is competitive; please call us directly to get a price that fits your budget. Call: (403) 228-4422

Leyden's Funeral Home provides a full suite of cremation services from simple to traditional, including visitation and a memorial service; with staff that are there to provide support and guidance.

Some of our convenient and compassionate care services include:

  • 24 hour on-call service
  • Administrative assistance for legal and government paperwork
  • Memorials, religious services and celebration of life events
  • Happy to accommodate religious requests and rituals
  • Prepaid cremation plans and paperwork services
  • Many resting place options in our sister cemetery

Full-Service Cremation Services & Support

Leyden's commitment to the families we serve starts from the moment of a loved one’s death all the way through aftercare support.

First, our 24/7 service means that we come right away. These first moments after a death are often the most vulnerable, as families deal with shock, grief, fear, and even confusion. We are trained and experienced in providing emotional support as well as a shoulder to lean on for any practicalities.

If the individual has preplanned, our staff enact the final wishes plan and start all the relevant paperwork.  If final arrangements were not made before death, our funeral directors will provide guidance on administrative and legal documents, obituaries, and memorial plans.

We are proud to serve a diverse community of people and religious, in fact any of our funeral directors speak a variety of languages. For example, we can easily accommodate requests for bathing and dressing a body prior to a cremation.

Remembering & Celebrating a Unique Life

  • Memorials, Religious Ceremonies and Celebration of Life Events:  Leyden's Funeral Home designed to accommodate a variety of events and our staff is here to help you make it unique.
  • Our funeral home is wheelchair accessible, it has audio and visual equipment and a large parking lots for your guests.
  • Obituaries:  a unique digital legacy for your loved one collects photos, dedications, music, and more from everyone who loved them, no matter where they are in the world.
  • Cremation Products:  We offer variety of cremation products from urns to keepsakes

Final Resting Place for Your Loved One

Our sister cemeteries provide a tranquil place for your family to visit your loved ones’ remains.

These include:

  • Indoor and outdoor niches
  • Burial for the ashes
  • Cremation Gardens and Nature Walks at our cemetery
  • Memorial trees
  • Monuments and markers in our cemetery gardens

More Information

Leyden's dedicated staff would be happy to share more information about cremation and answer any questions you may have.

Call: (403) 228-4422

Prepaid Cremation Plans

  • Savings:  Planning early offers cost savings
  • 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
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Cremation FAQs

What is the cremation process?

The container or casket containing the deceased is transported to the crematorium where it isplaced in a cremation chamber and through the application of intense heat, is reduced to bone,commonly known as cremated remains. The cremated remains are carefully removed from the cremation chamber and processed into fine particles. These cremated remains are placed in a temporary container or permanent urn, ready for final disposition and memorialization.

 Is the cremation performed right away?

Cremations are performed as soon as possible after the body has been transferred to the crematorium or at a time requested by the family. All crematoria require a coroner’s certificate before the cremation takes place. In many circumstances, cremations are performed within 72 hours after a death which gives time to complete the required documentation and schedule the cremation.

Can family members witness the cremation?

At most crematoria, the family may choose to witness the container or casket being placed in the cremation chamber. Some traditions may also select a person to begin the cremation process. This must be arranged in advance.

Is embalming necessary?

While not legally required, many people prefer embalming as an aid in preserving the natural appearance of the deceased while resting in the funeral home. Under certain circumstances, it may also be required in order to conform with health regulations.

 Is a casket necessary?

Yes. A casket or a rigid container is required. If selecting a rigid container most crematoriums require that it is enclosed and made of wood or other combustible material to allow for the dignified handling of human remains.

Is the casket or container cremated with the body?

Yes. The container is closed before it arrives at the crematorium and is not opened by the crematorium staff. Any metal on the container, such as handles or other ornaments, are removed whenever possible prior to cremation. Each cremation is performed individually with great care. A controlled labelling system ensures correct identification.

 What happens after the cremation?

When the process of cremation is completed, the choice of final disposition and memorialization should be made. The choices for final disposition for cremated remains are many and diverse. No matter how simple or unique, your Arbor Memorial Representative will be pleased to help you choose the cemetery arrangements and memorialization that is right for you. Most choose a cemetery as the place to memorialize. A cemetery is forever. It provides permanency and security, a place to visit year-round and remember.

Do I have a choice of urns?

Yes. There are many styles of urns available in such materials as bronze, marble and wood.Some are quite elaborate works of art. Many families like to personalize the urn with an inscription or emblem.

Can I have a funeral or memorial service if I choose cremation?

Yes. Cremation does not rule out a traditional funeral, Celebration of Life or memorial service. Prior to cremation, there are often visitations and services held at the funeral home, church or crematorium chapel.

 What is the advantage of choosing a cemetery for cremated remains?

A cemetery is forever. It provides permanency and security, a place to visit year-round and remember.

Can I bury the cremated remains?

Yes. Most cemeteries have special cremation gardens for those who prefer burial of cremated remains. These gardens are beautifully landscaped areas in a natural setting and can accommodate various expressions of memorialization.

Can I use my family burial lot?

If you already own or have access to a family lot, you may choose to inter the remains there. If this is your intent, you should contact the cemetery management before proceeding, to establish whether their regulations permit this. Proper authorization must be given before accessing a family lot.

I prefer cremation, but my spouse prefers traditional burial. What should we do?

Simply choose a lot or crypt in a cemetery that allows for the burial of both a casket and an urn together.

What is a niche?

A niche is a recessed compartment for the permanent housing of urns. A structure known as a columbarium is a collection of many niches. The columbarium may be part of an outdoor setting or be a complete building with alcoves and corridors. Niches are designed to accommodate individual or companion urns and may be enclosed by glass, marble or granite fronts.

Is cremation less expensive than traditional ground burial?

It can be. It depends on the services selected, where the cremated remains will be placed, what kind of urn, casket or container is selected, and what type of funeral or memorial service is chosen.

Can arrangements be made in advance?

Yes. Cremation, Celebration of Life and cemetery arrangements can be arranged and paid for in advance. The money paid is protected by law and a contract ensures you receive the products and services you purchased. There are many flexible financial options for customers who wish to pay ahead.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Leyden's by calling (403) 228-4422 or visit our contact us page.

What is cremation and what choices can be made?

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.

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