Cremation may follow a funeral service or occur before a memorial service. Families can decide whether to have a traditional funeral service prior to cremation or not.
Even though you may have decided to do cremation, you may want to have a viewing before cremation takes place. This is important to know because cremation typically takes place immediately after the death and once all permissions have taken place. The body is usually cremated in a simple container, rather than a casket. If you decide to have a viewing prior to cremation, we do provide caskets for rent. This option is sometimes more cost effective and gives families the chance to gather and celebrate even when cremation is the preference.
Once you have chosen cremation and determined what kind of remembrance ceremony you would like to have, you may want to purchase an urn. From glass art to keepsake jewelry to scattering ashes in a special place, our professional Funeral Directors can advise you on unique ways to memorialize a loved one.