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 as soon as is legally possible and 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, a 30 minute opportunity to say goodbye prior to the individual being cremated. During this farewell time the deceased is not in a casket or cremation container unless one has been selected by the family.
Cremation with a memorial service
With this selection, as with the direct cremation option, the deceased person is cremated first 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.