There are two things to reflect upon: The first has to do with how you wish to honor and celebrate a life, and the second has to do with how you wish to care for the physical remains.
1. How to Honor a Life
Bringing family and friends together at a time of loss is natural, and a socially-expected practice. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, no matter the setting, is the first step in healing. We're here to help you come to the decisions that will meet your needs now, and in the future.
There are many ways to honor the life of your loved one. In fact, your choices are limited only by your imagination. That's where we come in. We can help you create a memorable service.
2. Burial or Cremation?
Now that you've thought about a service which honors your loved one's life, your next consideration is burial or cremation. Commonly, people are clear on this point; but it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. We're here to help you come to the perfect decision.
Once the decision is made, the finer points come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and cemetery of interment follows.
If cremation is the option of choice, then you'll want to make the decision as to whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, or buried on the cemetery grounds.
After these basic decision have been made, it's time for you to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family.