There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one’s life: You can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing and visition before the cremation, in addition to holding a formal service. You can also hold a time of visition or formal service after the cremation has taken place.
The biggest misconception about cremation is: there can not be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case. When you choose cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a healing tribute to honor your loved one's life.
After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one’s final disposition:
- Interment means that you’ll bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
- Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
- Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, or across any other meaningful site. Scattering in not permited in parks or public lands.
- Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one’s final resting place in a nearby location.