If you choose cremation, you still have all the options available to your for gatherings, memorialization and final disposition. As a funeral home that specializes in cremation, we can personally attend to all the arrangements for you.
The cremation process uses intense heat to reduce human remains to their original elements. The body is cremated in a casket or cremation container. The cremated remains are placed in a second container, or typically an urn, for final disposition.
Cremation allows you to arrange any type of ceremony which is meaningful to you, with cremation before or after the ceremony. Many people select a traditional visitation and funeral service, with cremation to follow. Or you may select a cremation followed by a memorial service. This service is a gathering which differs from a funeral only in that the body is not present. The cremated remains may or may not be present in an urn.
You may select cremation only. This entails simply meeting with us to arrange the details. However, we hope you consider the benefit of some type of formal or informal service, for the support it can bring to family and friends, as well as the closure it helps to provide.
Regardless of your choice of services, or even if you choose not to have a viewing, you will need to select a cremation container and urn. Urn selection today is very broad, offering you the opportunity to choose one which reflects your personal tastes. For the non-traditionalist, there are even urns that hobbies like sports, fishing, gardening, or the name of the person who has died.
Cremation also provides you with several choices for final disposition, including above-ground inurnment, burial, permanent possession and scattering.