Should you choose cremation, please know that you have a variety of options to create a truly meaningful funeral service to allow your loved ones to say a final goodbye to your loved one.
Although your faith or culture may dictate some elements of a funeral service, there are many opportunities to personalize the service for your own family.
You have many options to honor your loved one, including:
- Providing a final chance for family and friends to say goodbye with a public visitation.
- Providing a chance for immediate family to say goodbye with a private viewing.
- Holding a formal or informal service with your loved one’s body present.
- Holding a memorial service or Celebration of Life after the cremation, with or without the cremated remains present.
- Holding a formal or informal service at a cemetery, if the cremated remains are being buried or placed in an above-ground niche.
- Holding a formal or informal service before scattering your loved one’s remains.
You can choose to include a visitation – also known as a wake or viewing – the evening before or immediately prior to your funeral service. This time allows loved ones to pay their respects and offer condolences to your family.
We will also work with you to choose a location that best suits your funeral service: our chapel, a church, graveside or interment chapel at the cemetery of your choice, or some other appropriate setting.