Can the family witness the cremation process?
Yes, for a nominal fee. Our cremation facility is set up to allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. In fact, some religious groups include this as part of their funeral custom.
How can I be sure I receive the correct remains?
Every person cremated at our facility is accompanied by a metal tag, identifying them. This metal tag remains with the deceased from the time they arrive at our facilities through the cremation process and is included in the cremated remains returned to the family.
We only allow certified professionals to operate our cremation equipment.
Do I need an urn?
Questions about Urns, Caskets, and Embalming
An urn is not required by law. However, an urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or the cremated remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not selected, the cremated remains will be returned to the family in a temporary container.
Is a casket needed for cremation?
No, a casket is not required for cremation. All that is required is a rigid container which is cremated with the body. This container is required because it provides safety for the crematory operator, and most importantly, dignity for the deceased.
Is embalming required prior to cremation?
Absolutely not and it is against the law for a funeral home to tell you otherwise.
Can the body be viewed without embalming?
Yes, immediate family members may briefly view the deceased prior to cremation in our private viewing room.
Can my family view the deceased prior to the cremation?
Yes. For a nominal fee, we can arrange for a time for immediate family to have a few minutes to say their goodbyes. Please ask our funeral director for more details.
Can I have a memorial service on my own?
Yes. Although we will be honored to coordinate all the details of a memorial service at a location of your choice, we also offer a DYI (Do-it-yourself) Memorial Kit. This reasonably priced kit contains valuable information on how to prepare for a memorable service and includes basic memorial stationary.
Do you have an alternative to purchasing expensive live flowers for a service?
Yes. We offer high quality, ornate silk floral arrangements at an affordable price to make every service extra special. Ask our funeral director for photos and pricing.