At Affordable Burials and Cremations, we know that each family is unique: after all, our city is characterized by myriad different cultures, religions, traditions, and ways of life. Therefore, when it comes time to honour a loved one in death, it makes sense that not everyone wants to do it in the same way. Yet we’ve been bound by the traditional funeral industry to do things a certain way for a long time. That’s why we created Affordable Burials and Cremations: to bring affordable burial and cremation options to Mississauga. As third generation funeral directors, we knew the business, and knew that people often came to us in distress, not knowing anything about the requirements of a funeral or even what they personally wanted (or didn’t want) in a service. From assisting thousands of families lay their loved ones to rest throughout Ontario, we know they appreciate knowing that there are alternatives to traditional funeral homes and their associated costs
Final needs are best arranged before death, but sometimes, an individual has not expressed a preference or left any instructions behind. At that point, the executor must evaluate a number of factors including finances, religion (if any), and what they feel the deceased would have wanted. Increasingly, cremation is becoming a preferred alternative to burial because of a number of reasons, including cost. The price of burial keeps rising as cemeteries continue to fill; there are serious space shortages in many large cities. Burial plots can go as high as $100,000 depending on their size and location…and that doesn’t take into account the casket, opening and closing of the grave or a marker. With three quarters of a million people currently making Mississauga their home, and a growing aging population, this problem doesn’t show signs of abatement. Cremation is often a more affordable option, and allows for more flexibility around timing and manner of final disposition. More and more families are turning to cremation today. Cremation is also more environmentally friendly than traditional interment; despite the carbon emissions created by the crematorium, the land use is minimal, so the environmental footprint is much lower.
While cremation is affordable, simple and growing in popularity, ultimately the question of final needs is a highly personal one. Affordable Burials and Cremations helps Mississauga residents fulfill the final wishes of their loved ones with dignified cremation and burial services both in the city limits and across Ontario. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to serve all of your needs. Please feel free to contact us at any time to speak with a compassionate professional to learn more about your options
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