Cremation

Cremation shouldn’t limit your choices

An Option You Can Choose With Confidence

More Canadians are choosing the simplicity and affordability of cremation. But that’s not to suggest you have fewer options with cremation. Today, there are more ways than ever to ensure that cremation is as personal and meaningful as a traditional burial.

Options for every need and preference

A Choice of Locations

Urns can be buried, in addition to being kept in indoor or outdoor niches, mausoleums, columbariums, special urn gardens, or nature walks.

Church or Graveside Service

Ideal for those who prefer everything that a traditional funeral or burial offers but still want to be cremated.

Public Viewings & 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 & 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.

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What is cremation and what choices can be made?

Most people are familiar with the concept of cremation and have a basic understanding of what cremation means.  Explore what choosing cremation means and learn what options are available.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Q. What is cremation?

A. Many people associate cremation with an urn of ashes. While that’s often the end result, cremation is the process of reducing the deceased into bone fragments. The process uses high heat and flames to accomplish this, and typically takes about two to three hours.

Q. What happens to my cremated remains?

A. Most families choose to place cremated remains in an urn. The urn is then housed in an indoor or outdoor mausoleum or columbarium, buried in a family burial plot, or placed in a special urn garden. When you pre-plan your cremation, you’ll learn about all of the options available to you.

Q. A meaningful goodbye is important to my family and me. Does cremation offer that?

A. Yes. A variety of tribute options are available with cremation. Just as with traditional burials, a personalized, meaningful memorial can be a significant part of your goodbye.

Q. What can my memorial include?

A. As with a funeral, a meaningful memorial prior to cremation can include a ceremony at a location of your choosing, a visitation for family members prior to the service, an open or closed casket, meaningful music, and participation of loved ones.

Q. Why should I pre-plan my cremation?

A. Pre-planning your cremation ensures that your wishes are respected. It also means that your family won’t have to deal with the stress related to the financial burden of planning your goodbye.

If you have any questions that aren't answered above, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Free Guide

Selecting cremation is just the first step in deciding how best to celebrate a life well lived. Although it may seem like the simpler choice, in reality there are many options to consider. Learn more in this free guide.

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