When a loved one passes on, it can be very difficult to deal with your grief and their final services. But keep in mind that your loved one needs you during this time. If you decide to go with cremation services in Saskatoon, SK, for any reason, that’s a perfectly honorable and respectful way to go. Keep in mind that there are different types of cremation. While the cremation process itself is the same no matter what, the timeline is different.

There are two main timelines for cremation: before or after services are held. If you want to go with a traditional service, complete with a visitation and full funeral before cremation, you can certainly do so. The visitation and funeral service take place as normal at a regular timeline and then, cremation happens after that. Then, you can do whatever you’d like for a final resting place including burying, scattering, or even keeping ashes.

The second timeline is called direct cremation. This timeline has cremation take place soon after death, once the paperwork is in place. There are no services before the cremation happens. Then, you can do whatever your family wants afterwards. Many people like to have a memorial service or ash scattering with family and friends. The nice part is that there is no timeline on the services once your loved one is cremated. You can have something right away, if you’re ready, or you can do something later on when you have time to put something special into place and time to allow family members to travel to the right location.

There are many different types of services you can have after cremation takes place, which is why so many people love direct cremation. You can have a memorial service that feels like a funeral or you can have a memorial service that is more a celebration of life. You can invite the public or you can have something small, private, and intimate. The possibilities are endless. Not only is there plenty of options, but the method is also the least expensive so more people can afford it. Even if you have a healthy budget in place for the process, you can put more money towards a memorial, a charity, or other things your loved one would have appreciated instead of the final disposition itself.

Whether you choose traditional or cremations services in Saskatoon, SK, the professionals at Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory, Inc. are here to help. Our experts will help you decide whether or not cremation is best for you. We will never put you in any direction, but rather be by your side to offer information that will help you figure out what’s best for your family. Let’s go over package options and details in person at 591 Centennial Dr N, Martensville, SK SOK 2T0. Set up a time for a tour or ask questions to help you get thing started in the right direction by calling us at (306) 242-7888.