Not only is the rate of cremation increasing but the options of cremation services are expanding as well. The following is a listing of cremation services most requested:
This selection occurs when there is no desire to have viewing or gathering of family and friends. The deceased person is taken into our care and cremated immediately without any type of extended service. The ashes, or cremains, are usually kept by the next of kin or designated person, and placed into a personally selected permanent urn.
Private farewell with a cremation
This option, similar to direct cremation, is chosen to give loved ones, the immediate family of the deceased, an opportunity to say goodbye prior to the individual being cremated.
Public viewing with cremation
Similar to the private farewell ceremony, this service is desired to allow both family and friends to say goodbye and to pay their respects in a public setting before the person is cremated.
Cremation with a memorial service
With this selection, the deceased person is directly cremated and a time and place of gathering is planned for the purpose of family and friends to assemble together to reminisce, tell stories and to celebrate a life that has been lived.