Memorial Funeral Home can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
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.
Hold a Funeral Service
If you want the benefits offered by traditional burials but also want to be cremated, this is the option for you. The service can take place in a chapel or graveside.
A Chance to Say Farewell
To many, viewings and visitations serve as an important part of the grieving process by offering an opportunity for a final farewell. Even if you are cremated, this option can be selected and you can also add a reception for your friends and family as part of your memorial plans.
Urns and Keepsakes
To ensure that your loved one’s memory will remain with you forever, you can select from several quality cremation products such as memorial record packages, jewellery and keepsake and cremation urns.
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.