When Cremation is Preferred
Cremation has been a part of the human experience
for a very long time, and is the preferred method
of caring for a loved one in many parts of the world.
People choose cremation because they believe it to be the right choice for them. It’s as deeply personal of a decision as that of selecting burial. The decision could be based on the following:
Financial Challenges. The cost of direct cremation with no funeral or memorial service can be less expensive than that of a traditional burial. This simple fact is often all it takes for a family to make the cremation decision; however we firmly believe that there is great value in bringing family and friends together for a remembrance service – value which exceed mere cost.
The Desire for Simplicity. There is nothing simpler than a direct cremation, where the body is transferred straight to the crematory and everything is done within hours of completing the necessary paperwork.
The Need for Flexibility. A memorial service after a direct cremation can be arranged at a time that's convenient for family members. There is no rush to put together a ceremony which many in the circle can’t attend due to time or financial constraints.
If any of these reasons ring true for you and your family, then cremation may be the perfect alternative for your loved one.
Decisions You Must Make When Choosing Cremation
Who will perform the cremation?
Should you purchase an urn?
What kind of remembrance ceremony would you like to have? You may even be able to have the cremated remains present at a church ceremony for a standard service.
What will you do with the cremated remains?
You may wish to keep the remains at your home for a time, until you feel ready to let go of them, or when all family members can be present for a scattering or burial ceremony.
Our professional Funeral Directors can advise you on unique ways to memorialize a loved one using the cremated remains, including the creation of art glass objects. We also offer a wide selection of cremation keepsake jewelry.
Call us today to explore cremation options, and the many creative ways you can memorialize a loved one either before or after the cremation has occurred.