GERARD FLYNN

Cremation Services

Cremation Services

There is documentation to be completed before a cremation can take place – we will arrange all of this for you.

Cremation Service Options

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can’t be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case, and we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased as well.

  • Gathering of friends and family prior to cremation. Many of our families request that their loved one is present as they gather with friends and family. There is a formal ceremony of appreciation and/or a visitation to share stories and celebrate the life, after which the cremation takes place and their loved one is returned in the urn that they selected.
  • Memorial Service or Gathering following cremation. Some families prefer to have the cremation completed first, and then a formal ceremony or informal gathering following with their loved one present in the urn they selected.
  • No Service or Ceremony. Other families choose to have the cremation with no formal services or ceremonies. The cremation occurs and then their loved one is returned in the urn they selected.

Options For Your Loved One’s Final Disposition

  • Inurnment means that you’ll bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of inurnment possibilities.
  • Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honour the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for inurnment or another form of disposition.
  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns (known as keepsake urns) allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one’s final resting place in a nearby location.