Park Funeral Home offers convenient and flexible cremation services to families in Saskatoon.
Cremation is becoming the choice of more and more Canadian families. There are a number of reasons people choose cremation. For some, the elaborate ritual of the traditional burial seems unnecessary. Some choose cremation for religious reasons. Some choose to be cremated because it is often the more affordable choice. There are many ways in which you can make this final goodbye as meaningful as traditional burial.
Choosing A Resting Place
There are a wide variety of meaningful final resting places for your loved one. You can bury an urn, request a place in a peaceful urn garden or keep the urn in a mausoleum, indoor/outdoor niche or columbarium.
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.
Viewings and Visitations
Both family and friends find the grieving process easier when they have the chance to say goodbye. Your memorial plans can include holding viewing and visitations for your loved one. Pay tribute with a charming reception for family and friends.
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.