Victoria Memorial Gardens can provide convenient and flexible cremation services.
Cremation is on the rise in Canada, as many prefer the simpler and sometimes less expensive option over traditional burial. Cremation is no less dignified and respectful than burial, and provides an array of choices to honour and memorialize your loved one.
Final Resting Place Options
Cremation urns can be placed in an indoor or outdoor niche columbarium or mausoleum. We also offer many burial options, including beautifully kept urn gardens.
Chapel or Graveside Service
Even though cremation is chosen, you can still hold a traditional chapel or graveside service, honouring your loved one with dignity and respect.
Public Viewings and Visitations
Viewings and visitations can be an important part of the grieving process as it provides loved ones a final chance to say goodbye. And even with cremation, you can also choose to hold a reception for friends and family.
Urns and Keepsakes
Whether it is a keepsake urn, jewelry, or a memorial record package, mementos can provide you and your family with a lasting memory of your loved one.
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.