More and more Toronto families are choosing cremation for a number of reasons. Traditions are loosening. Trends are shifting. Families are spreading out across the country and the world, which changes their preferences and needs. Some choose cremation because it can be a less expensive option. Others don’t feel as tied to the way their family “has always done things.” Others still are concerned about their carbon footprint and want a more eco-friendly option.
We realize this is a very personal and important decision – and along with it comes the decision about establishing a permanent final resting place. We have found this can be very helpful to the grieving and healing process, in that it gives those who are left behind a place to grieve, connect, and pay their respects now and in years to come.
At Affordable Burials and Cremations, there are many meaningful memorialization options available with cremation. If you decide to scatter your loved one’s cremated remains in a meaningful location, you can save a portion to preserve in a piece of beautiful keepsake jewelry or in an urn that can be displayed in your home. You might also choose to bury a portion of the cremated remains or place them in a mausoleum. We can make all of these things happen at Affordable Burials and Cremations.
Another option is a columbarium niche. This wall of recessed spaces holds specifically designed urns of different styles and sizes. Some columbarium niches allow space for personal items and multiple urns, so you can keep your family together for generations to come.
Many families we work with have found great meaning in dedicating trees, plants, or other items in honour of their loved one. If your father enjoyed sitting outside and experiencing nature, consider dedicating a bench in his memory. If your grandmother loved roses, planting a rose bush in her honour would be a special tribute. Come to the memorialization experts at Affordable Burials and Cremations. We can introduce you to our various memorialization options available and help you make this decision sure to impact generations to come.