River Park Memorial Chapel can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
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.
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.
If you would prefer to allow friends and family to say goodbye to your loved one, visitations or a public viewings prior to cremation is a lovely idea. This is a beautiful opportunity to invite your friends and family to a reception where they can share memories and support one another.
Urns, Keepsakes, Mementos
We offer a wide range of keepsakes, including memorial urns, jewelry, and memorial record packages that will keep your loved one in your heart.
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.