Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

By: Ian Elliott
Friday, October 6, 2017

When a loved one dies, there are several options that are available to the family of the loved one that has passed. While most people think of burial, many people are turning to cremation. Cremation has been around for years, but we have recently started to see more and more people choose cremation, as they find this to be more affordable or simply a better choice for them. However, just because someone decides to become cremated does not mean that you cannot have a memorial service.

Memorial Service Options

There are several people who opt to have a memorial service before the body is cremated. With this situation, a person may decide to have a visitation or wake that includes a casket, then later the family has the body cremated. This is like any other visitations that a person attends.

Another option for a memorial service is for when the body has been cremated. Many people choose this as the time that the entire family comes together to honor the person that has passed and do what they wish with the ashes. For many people this becomes a wake/visitation type of event where words are said about the person and stories are shared, much like a funeral that contains a casket. The key difference is that instead of going to the graveyard, there is no burial ceremony.

The Choice is Yours

There really is no limit on how you can have a memorial service for someone who has been cremated. There are those who want to go with more traditional avenues, while others may choose something that is unique to the loved one that has passed away.

Whatever you choose to do, know that Arbutus Funeral Services are here for you. Whether you choose to have a typical funeral, cremation or the like, we are experienced and can provide you with ideas and help along the way while you grieve the loss of your loved one.

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