Oakridge Memorial Gardens features the convenience and flexibility of two on-site crematoriums.
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.
Choosing a Final Resting Place
Urns can be placed in a variety of respectful and attractive ways. In addition to burial, you may choose to house an urn in an indoor or outdoor niche, mausoleum, columbarium or special urn garden.
Chapel or Graveside Services
Even if you choose cremation, you can incorporate a lovely service, in the same way that a more traditional burial provides.
Electing for cremation does not preclude a memorial service, such as a viewing or visitation. You can also hold a reception in your loved one’s honour. This allows friends and family an opportunity to pay tribute and say goodbye, which in turn contributes to a healthier grieving process.
Mementos for remembrance
After cremation, you may want a memento to remember your loved one. Hold their memory close with lovely keepsake urns, jewelry, and memorial record packages.
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.