Now that we have you contemplating the best way to honor your loved one’s life, your next important decision is whether to have a traditional burial or cremation burial. If you are unsure of which service to decide on, we are here to help you make a decision that makes sense to you and your family. Our job is to take some of the burden off your shoulders for planning a committal service.
If you decide on having your loved on cremated, you will need to make a decision if the remains will be placed in a:
- Traditional Grave
- Community or Private Mausoleum
- Cremation Monument or Maker
- Cremation Pedestal
- Cremation Rock
Now that we covered the first few steps, consider what is appropriate for you and your family.
Why Purchase a Cemetery Lot?
It is very important to create a comfortable, unique and permanent place for those left behind because your family will return to the grave site, or memorial long after the funeral. Having a special place to come and grieve helps everyone heal and move forward. A recent study found that people do not have enough time to deal with their emotions after a loved one dies. Today’s careers coupled with busy social activities often hinder the grieving process, not to mention the financial concerns loved ones face.
Having a comfortable and permanent place such as a cemetery, mausoleum, cremation garden or underwater burial is an important part of the time following death. It is a place where friends and family can go to remember their loved one. Its a place to share memories of today with memories of the past. How will you remember your loved one? We can help you find the answer.
Each year on Memorial Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, thousands of individuals travel to local cemeteries and memorial parks to pay their respects to departed family members and friends. This once-a-year event, originally established to honor our war veterans, signals the time for taking plants to grave sites, placing flowers in vases and meditating in churches and chapels.
Those who say – whether in jest or seriously – “Just cremate me and throw me out!” do not realize the burden this places on family members. Direct disposal of cremated remains throughout funerals or memorialization of any kind can cause a serious traumatic experience for survivors. An executive of the Forum for Death Education tells of one patient under therapy as a result of scattering the cremated remains of a loved one. She had no focal point for her grief until he suggested that she obtain a niche at a local mausoleum and place some memento of the loved one within.
These days you have a wide choice on where to place cremated remains.