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 Burial. Burial or “Interment” is to place a person’s remains in the ground or a crypt in a mausoleum. You may choose to embalm before burial or bury without embalming. Cemeteries require the person to be placed in a casket, and many require an outer burial container or a vault also to prevent sinking of dirt over time.
“Green burial” offers a natural burial as the person is placed in a shroud or bio-degradable container and placed directly in the earth. We offer the option of embalming with a formaldehyde-free product that will give temporary preservation when a viewing is desired but allows the body to return naturally to earth.
Inurnment. An urn containing ashes may be buried in a grave space or a columbarium. You have the option to put the urn in a small vault before burying in the ground. A columbarium is a place for urns located in mausoleums, chapels, or memorial gardens, and contain numerous small compartments, or niches, designed to hold urns. Many local cemeteries have columbariums and we can help with any arrangement.
Cremation. Cremation is a process that breaks down the body into its smallest form using an open flame. This process usually takes 2-3 hours to complete. The cremains may be scattered, buried, placed in an urn for safe keeping, and displayed in jewelry to be kept close to their loved ones.
Cremation is a regulated process with strict procedures to ensure we hold our services to the highest standard possible. The cremation chamber is not designed to hold more than one body at a time, nor is it legal to cremate more than one at a time. Knowing the level of respect and meticulous care with which we treat your loved ones, you can rest assured that you are receiving only your loved one’s remains.
Celebrant. A Celebrant is a trained professional who believe that some form of ceremony is powerful and effective for a family’s healing process. Their mission is to help the family create a ceremony that reflects their beliefs, philosophy of life, and personality. When the family has no religious affiliation or relationship with a minister or clergy, the Celebrant can officiate the service or gathering. The Celebrant will spend time with the family to fully understand their loved one’s journey of life, memories, and character, and create an individualized tribute that reflects the one being honored.
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