Why choose cremation

Why choose cremation

When a family chooses cremation, they must consider what to do with the cremated remains (ashes) of their loved one. As the rate of cremation rises, so do  the options for memorialization after the cremation services.

  • Cremation niche

A newer option of permanent memorialization is the cremation Niche. Placing the urn in a niche is a way of burying it, just not underground A cremation Niche is a space  in a columbarium which holds urns like the way a mausoleum holds caskets. Niches are available at many cemeteries and can be indoor or outdoor. Cost vary by location and cemetery.

  • Columbarium

Often located within a mausoleum or chapel and constructed of numerous niches designed to hold urns.

  • Cremation Garden

A dedicated section of Cemetery designed for burial or scattering

  • Memorial Benches

Benches that either simply memorialize a loved one scattered or buried in a cremation garden.

  • Headstones

A headstone is either an upright called an monument or flat against the ground called a marker, Most cemeteries  allow both types of headstones. 

cremation FAQ's

Cremation is an alternative to earth burial or mausoleum  entombment; it does not limit the funeral in any way. Cremation take place before or after the funeral service.

  • what is cremation?

Some people mistakenly believe that cremation is a substitution for a funeral. This viewpoint is inaccurate. In reality cremation should not be considered the final disposition (resting place) of the deceased. Cremation offers the family of the deceased a great deal of freedom to decide which type of service or memorial option will best honor the life of their loved one. In some ways, cremation offers more flexibility than burial when planning a funeral or memorial service, because there is no time frame that requires final disposition within a few days of death.

Can a family witness the cremation?

Yes we encourage family to witness thestart of the  process of creamation. Its gives families comfort and closure.

  • where and when does cremation take place?

Cremations occur at a crematorium in a special furnace called a cremation chamber or retort. 

  • is embalming required ?

Embalming is not mandatory however, some circumstances may require it. If you prefer an open casket with a visitation prior to the service, embalming is highly recommended.

  • do we need to buy a casket?

A casket is not required however, law state that at a minimum, the decease must be place into a rigid combustible container

'Is Cremation a substitute for a funeral?

cremation is an alternatives to earth or entombment for the body final  and often follows a traditional funeral service.

  • what is an urn?

A Urn is a container designed to hold cremated remains permanently, An Urn can be made of different material such as, Ceramic, Stone, Glass, Crystal, Metal,Resin, Plastic, and or Wood.

what can we do with the cremated remains?

Depending on your wishes, the ashes may be either returned to your family for storage in an urn, scattered, or interred in a columbarium.