Today, many people choose cremation for its simplicity, affordability, and environmental concerns. It is important to remember that cremation is not a funeral, it is a means of disposition. Cremated remains should be cared for with the same dignity as a body buried in a casket. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one’s life.
We suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. The options are limited only by your imagination. Whether or not your family wants to include a traditional casket viewing, our Funeral Directors can incorporate many customizable memorial service ideas. Here are a few ways to create a service that allows families to support one another and celebrate a life well lived.
A personalized urn helps families convey their loved one’s unique personality, especially if they would like to have the urn present at the service. Customization can be as simple as engraving the urn or an affixed plaque, or take the form of a more elaborate urn with a unique shape or image. Veterans’ service may be honored with special embellishments on the urn.