Summary of Services
The term final disposition refers to what ultimately happens to one's physical body upon death, most commonly burial or cremation. Burial can either be in the ground or in a mausoleum. Cremation is using heat, flame and processing to reduce one's body to cremated remains or ashes. Sometimes the two are merged, when the choice is made to bury the cremated remains. While the decision has to be made on which type of disposition is to be used, it is important to know that this decision does not limit you to what type of service or memorial celebration you may choose.
Many people think that because they opt for cremation, they cannot have a traditional funeral with viewing, or that because they are choosing burial their options are confined to a formal type of service. These are misconceptions! We can help you create the type of service or memorial that is appropriate for you regardless of your choice of burial or cremation (or both if you choose to bury the cremains).
Common types of services are:
- Traditional Funeral with viewing
- Memorial Service, which is a service without the body present
- Committal Service, a brief service at a cemetery prior to burial.
- Visitations and gatherings, times for family and friends to share and reflect.
As you continue to read about the services we offer, don't confine your thinking to what you believe you are supposed to do, but concentrate on what will give comfort and meaning to those celebrating a life worthy of being celebrated. We will share more about how we can help you achieve this in the "Personalizing Service" section.