Cremation Services

Simple and Meaningful Choices
Cremation With Remembrance

Sands Nanaimo can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.

Each year, more Canadians are selecting cremation as their preferred option. While the reasons may vary, elaborate burials are not as popular as they once were. Cremation is an option that many are choosing as it offers a meaningful expression of remembrance in a simple way. Many people also find this a more affordable option.  

You can select from a variety of options to make your farewell as meaningful and personal as a traditional burial.

Final Resting Place Options

Urns can either be buried or kept in special urn gardens, indoor or outdoor niches, columbariums or mausoleums.

Chapel or Graveside Service

If you would like to be cremated but prefer everything that is offered in a traditional burial, this is the ideal selection for you.

Viewings and Visitations

Even if you choose a cremation, visitations and viewings can still be added to your tribute. Many people find this an important part of the grieving process as it offers a final opportunity to say goodbye. As a part of your memorial plans, a reception for friends and family can be included.

Keep Their Memory Close

Our quality cremation products will help ensure that your loved one’s memory will be everlasting. You can choose from a selection of memorial record packages, jewellery and cremation or keepsake urns.

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.

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