Rideau Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home features the convenience and flexibility of an on-site crematorium.
More Canadians are choosing cremation every year, for a variety of reasons. An elaborate burial isn’t everyone’s preference. For some, a simple approach like cremation offers a meaningful expression of how they would like to be remembered. As well, cremation can be a more affordable choice.
There are many options available to make your goodbye as personal and meaningful as a traditional burial:
Final Resting Place Options.
Urns can be buried, in addition to being kept in indoor/outdoor niches, mausoleums, columbariums or special urn gardens.
Chapel or Graveside Service.
Ideal for those who prefer everything that a traditional funeral or burial offers but still want to be cremated.
Public Viewings and Visitations.
Viewing and visitations can still be included in your tribute, even if you choose cremation. For many, viewing is an important part of the grieving process, providing a final chance to say goodbye before cremation.
Urns and Keepsakes
A collection of quality cremation products, including cremation and keepsake urns, jewelry and memorial record packages, help ensure your loved one’s memory will be 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.
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.