Cremation has become a popular choice for many individuals. We specialize in planning and providing unique events to celebrate a lifetime. Cremation provides the broadest range of flexibility in service and burial options. The type of service selected is a personal decision and is only limited by imagination. A memorial service is only one way of many to pay tribute to a loved one. Families may choose to have the body present for a service and cremated afterward or some families to choose to have an immediate cremation and later coordinate a memorial service around a significant date or event.
By selecting cremation, answers to four routine questions are provided by the family (see below). The funeral service should be uniquely designed to demonstrate the character of a loved one. We assist by asking the right questions and listening carefully to create a unique event of a lifetime that has significant meaning to family and friends. What kind of cremation service is right for you?
Choosing Cremation? Here are some options.
Four decisions to be made:
Visitation/reviewal the evening before the service and or just prior to the service on the day of.
Funeral Ceremony at the funeral chapel or another offsite location, (i.e. residence, nursing home, outdoor location).
Cremation and burial would take place after the completion of ceremonies.
Immediate cremation with a visitation the night before the service and or just prior to the service on the day of. Memorial service followed by interment service at the cemetery or another location.
A direct cremation involves no funeral or memorial service. There is always an option to have a graveside service or scattering service if desired.
What do we do?
Our staff will ask permission to bathe and dress your loved one in clothes provided by the family. Then we will request you, or a loved one, to positively indentify him or her prior to cremation.
Certify Correct Paperwork
Our staff and the cremation operation technician review the paperwork together. This ensures the correct documentation is provided by all parties and proper authorization has been received. Once all documentation is verified, the cremation process is commenced.
During The Cremation
The cremation paperwork, steel identification tag, and personal identification paperwork are placed on the outside of the cremation chamber for the entire duration of the cremation.
Details After The Cremation
After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed into either the temporary urn container or the permanent urn selected by the family. The urn is immediately indefinable with deceased paperwork and named affixed to the bottom of the urn.
Transfer of Custody
Our staff will schedule a time to transfer custody of the cremated remains to a designated family as written instructions state. At this time we make available our facility for the family to have time for reflection.
Either preceding or following the cremation, our staff will assist in the planning of an event celebrating the lifetime of a loved one. A meaningful event provides family and friends an opportunity to remember and share cherished memories.