Cremation With Remembrance
Westlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery features the convenience and flexibility of an on-site crematorium.
Increasingly, we find that Canadians are choosing cremation. A simple and affordable approach, cremation is a meaningful way to say goodbye that still gives you many of the same options that you would find with a traditional burial. We want to make this as easy as possible for you: guiding you through the choices, we will help you to personalize the moment and create a special memorial for your loved one.
Final Resting Place Options
Just as with a burial service, you have options regarding a final place of rest. Some may choose a special indoor/outdoor niche, while others prefer the more traditional burial plot, mausoleum, columbarium or urn garden.
Chapel and Graveside Services
For those who find solace in a more traditional funeral, even with cremation you can still opt to have chapel and graveside services honouring your loved one.
Public Viewings & Visitations
Finding closure is an important part of the grieving process. Often people find comfort in viewings and visitations, and are better able to say goodbye. Some even choose to have a special reception for friends and family, paying tribute to the memories and special times.
Keep Memories with You Forever
Offering a collection of keepsakes, jewelry, memorial record packages and specialized urns, we want to help you hold on to the cherished memories 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.
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.