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This section contains useful information about what to do when death occurs, cremation services and frequently asked questions.
Family and friends getting together to honor a loved one’s life is one of the most important steps in the grieving and healing process. You may opt to have a traditional religious or military service or, as more and more people are doing, you can choose to have a non-traditional ‘life celebration’.
Decisions need to be made about the location of the funeral, the choice of casket or urn, and who will be officiating the service. You can choose to have a minister (or other religious leader) or a non-denominational celebrant officiate the service.
Whatever you choose, some sort of service is expected from family and friends of the deceased. We are here to help create a unique and memorable service that people will remember fondly for years to come. Contact us to discuss your needs.
When Death Occurs
No matter if a death is sudden or if it something that was a long time coming, the loss of a loved one makes us feel emotional and overwhelmed. No amount of preparation can fully prepare you for the loss of a loved one. When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering.
Cremation is an alternative to the burial process and it is chosen by many people because of religious beliefs, the desire to preserve the environment, or it was requested by the person who died. The remains are placed in a combustible container and placed in a special furnace called a cremation chamber or crematory where, through intense heat, the body is reduced to bone fragments that are then crushed and pulverized to resemble course sand.