Cremation is as simple as it gets. The deceased is cremated into ashes without a ceremony, In contrast to a funeral service or memorial service, cremation does not include a lot of planning and work for the family of the deceased. This allows them more time to grieve. Cremation and funeral services in Saskatoon, SK is a family business that treats families the way they would like to be treated, offering budget-friendly products and services that are fair and transparent. And because they feature an on-site crematory, you’re assured that your loved one will be taken care of under one roof rather than be outsourced.

Different Types of Cremation Services

There are three main types of cremation services. First, there is a traditional funeral service that is held prior to the cremation. Second, there is a memorial service that happens after the cremation. Finally, there is direct cremation in which no service is used.

A Traditional Funeral Service

A traditional funeral service is when family and friends want to view their loved one’s body before cremation. With this option, the body will be embalmed to stave off decomposition before being cremated.

A Memorial Service

A memorial service differs from a traditional funeral service. A memorial service occurs when the body of the deceased has already been cremated. Unlike a traditional funeral service, the eulogy happens without the presence of the body. There’s more flexibility when the body is cremated because the family of the deceased can hold a ceremony any place they want, such as their home or at a church.

Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation is the simplest of all choices and is also the most cost-effective in comparison to the other two choices. A direct cremation is very straightforward. The deceased is cremated and the remains are given to the family. Since direct cremation is so easy, it remains the most affordable method of cremation, and significantly reduces the cost of a formal funeral service or memorial. With direct cremation, a funeral service or viewing is now no longer necessary as the deceased is immediately cremated right after he or she passes. An embalming is also unnecessary, as well as any cosmetic preparation, because the body won’t be seen and there is no visitation. Finally, a casket, whether it is made of wood or metal, is no longer needed, and really reduces the fees involved when it’s used in a viewing.


Direct cremation is an excellent option because it offers a great deal of freedom and flexibility. It allows the family to have a “time out” to cope with their loss, and to know that it’s okay to later make plans for a memorial celebration weeks or months down the line.


As you can see, direct cremation keeps costs down, circumventing the embalming and the traditional memorial service, among others, which can be very expensive. It is the least expensive choice possible. Cremation and funeral services at Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory, Inc., allow you to make arrangements via phone, Internet, or in person. You can talk to the experts here by visiting our offices at 591 Centennial Dr N, Martensville, SK SOK 2T0. Or, call if you need additional information: (306) 242-7888