Cremation With Remembrance
Red Deer Funeral Home features the convenience and flexibility of an on-site crematorium.
Saying goodbye is certainly difficult. The details associated with an elaborate burial can become overwhelming at times. Perhaps this is not the direction for you and your loved ones. Considering final wishes, costs, and emotions, many people opt for cremation instead. Still allowing for many of the same choices as a burial, cremation is a simpler and yet equally meaningful way to say goodbye.
Final Resting Place Options
Beyond choosing the actual urn, the decision of where to place the urn is an important one. A traditional burial plot is an option. Others choose an indoor or outdoor niche or columbarium. Mausoleums and special gardens designed specifically for memorializing urns are also available.
Chapel or Graveside Service
When it comes time to say goodbye, you can still have a service with a cremation. Many feel that this is an important part of the process, and we can certainly accommodate your wishes as we help you through this difficult time.
Everyone finds closure and copes with loss in their own way. For many, this means including viewings and visitations in the grieving process. Even with cremation this can still be a fundamental part of your tribute. Before the cremation, through viewings and even a reception, you can honour the life and spirit of your loved one.
Keepsakes and Urns
Holding the memories close to you, our quality collection of keepsakes, jewelry, record packages and urns will help keep your loved with you forever.
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.
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.
Cremation - Did You Know?
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.