When your loved one passes on in the Oshawa Whitby area, you will naturally be looking for a funeral home you can trust to honour him or her. Yet issues like cost, complexity, and a lack of knowledge about how burials and cremations work, might present roadblocks to your ability to make decisions on which services are best for your family.
Unless you have already gone through a death in the immediate family, you may not know how cremation works – or you may have been told, or surmised, incorrect information. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about cremation. You can trust Affordable Burials and Cremations to debunk some of the myths around cremation because we have been in business for decades and have served hundreds of families in the Oshawa-Whitby area.
A: This is rarely the case. There are some exceptions, such as when there is a long time period before cremation will take place, or if the family wishes to have a public viewing. But in most cases, embalming is an unnecessary cost in the case of cremation.
A: Yes! The knowledgeable staff at Affordable Burials and Cremations will help you by registering the death and assisting you in obtaining appropriate paperwork.
A: No. A casket is one of the most expensive elements of a traditional funeral, and some funeral homes will advise it on those grounds, but it is actually not required. An inexpensive rigid container will be provided for the purposes of cremation, and the cost is included in the cremation fees. You will have the option of purchasing a decorative urn for the purposes of storing the cremains after cremation.
A: Absolutely not. You will never have to worry about remains becoming mixed in any way; in any case, the crematorium is only large enough to accommodate a single body at a time.
A: While you may certainly choose to scatter the remains after cremation, you may also choose to inter them in a cemetery or columbarium, or keep them.
The City of Oshawa recently expanded its cemetery to accommodate its growing community of 160,000. Affordable Burials and Cremations offers full funeral services, as well as cremation options, whether in Union Cemetery or the cemetery of your choosing. In part because Oshawa-Whitby is located just 60 km from Toronto’s downtown core, Affordable Burials and Cremations is easily able to serve residents from Oshawa with in-person service at our Toronto location, or you may call or email us at any time to make arrangements. We are here to help you through this difficult time.
Our goal, at Affordable Burials and Cremations,
is to listen, and help you make meaningful arrangements that meet all of your needs.