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Death and grief are facts of life that we often do not know how to cope with. Every individual handles them differently. Practical aspects involve making decisions and choices on behalf of family and friends. At the time of a death people have a need to do the right thing in making funeral arrangements. The following information may help you make an informed choice.
This is the term that is used for describing what happens to the physical body following death. The way in which the deceased will be cared for, as decided by the family, can be done by one of two ways Burial or Cremation.
Regardless of which final disposition method is chosen, it is important to have a Service of Remembrance. These are important gatherings of family and friends that provide the opportunity to pay tribute to ones life. A Service of Remembrance helps survivors face the reality of death which is the first step toward dealing with grief. It also brings friends and family members together to lend support and consolation when they are most needed.
Earth burial, or interment, is the most widely used form of final disposition in Alberta. The burial will take place in an approved cemetery or designation of land, the deceased will be placed in a casket, lowered into the ground and covered with earth. When an earth burial takes place, the casket may be placed in an outer container (Vault) constructed of concrete or wood, requirements depend on the cemetery. Quality vaults prevent outside elements from entering the casket and its contents as well as preventing the grave from excessive settling. Some cemeteries require the use of a vault for perpetual care.
Cremation is the process of reducing the deceased's body to bone through intense heat in a high technology cremation chamber. It takes from two to three hours to complete this process where in temperatures reach approximately 1600 degrees Fahrenheit. After cooling the remains they further reduced. For an average-sized adult there will be five to seven pounds of cremated remains.
To ensure complete satisfaction of the Funeral Service that was provided to each and every family we serve and to assist our families with a guide in handling the estate affairs.
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