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Ottawa Cremation Services

Affordable Direct Cremation Service in Ottawa

When money is an issue or the typical funeral arrangements are not suitable for your family’s wishes, direct cremation services in Ottawa offer an affordable option. Unless added as additional paid services, formalities such as visitation and memorial services are not arranged and instead, cremation occurs shortly after the death.

Your funeral director at First Memorial Funeral Services will meet with you to complete the necessary paperwork and authorizations to register the death, secure the death certificate and cremation permit. From there, your funeral director will arrange the transfer from the place of death to the funeral home and direct cremation or cemetery as required.

Traditional Funeral Service Options for Cremation

When you choose to have your loved one cremated, holding a traditional funeral service is one of the options offered by First Memorial Funeral Services in Ottawa. This memorial service begins with a private visitation or viewing with the family a day or two before the scheduled funeral date or the day of the funeral.

This private time is a way for families to say goodbye to their loved one for the final time and ease the grieving process.

There are a number of locations to hold your traditional funeral, including:

  • Services at the funeral home
  • Your local church
  • A location of your choice

Keep in mind that the number of attendees may affect the location where you choose to hold your funeral services.

After the service, the casket will then be taken to the crematorium. A reception is often held afterward and can be hosted at our funeral home, or at another location of your choosing.

Service of Remembrance/Memorial Ceremony

If the deceased or family has decided to forgo a traditional funeral service, you can still hold a memorial or remembrance ceremony to celebrate their memory. This is often done with the urn or casket on display.

Many families find that sharing their favorite photos and pictures of loved ones, or other memorabilia that represents their life is a positive way to grieve for them. Additionally, memorial services often have an open mic, where friends and family can tell memorable anecdotes about the deceased.

Interment of the urn often takes place at a later date; however, your family can also hold the memorial and Ottawa cremation services the same day if desired.

Cremation Urns & Containers

With cremation, selecting a place to house the remains of the deceased is an important consideration. If your loved one or family didn’t invested in funeral pre-planning services, then selecting an urn or container is a necessary part of the process.

First Memorial Funeral Services has a wide variety of urns at our disposal, everything from beautifully-decorated ceramic ones to hand-carved wooden containers, as well as eco-friendly options.

Our Full-Sized Cremation Urns

Full-sized urns are the most common compartments to house a loved one’s ashes. They can come in the shape of a vase, or something as simple as a rectangular box or compartment.

Here are some of the most popular full-sized cremation urn materials:

  • Stone: Families can choose between different types of stone patterns and natural textured stone.
  • Wood: Wooden chests made of birch, cherry or Alderwood are an elegant option to house your loved one’s ashes.
  • Metal: Copper urns and other metal materials are quite popular. Many metal urns can be easily decorated with custom designs and personalized engravings.
  • Glass: Slightly more complicated, a glass-blown bowl or urn can boast beautiful, one-of-a-kind patterns and designs many find desirable.
  • Ceramic: Whether you favor earth tones, or a custom-made floral urn, ceramic has been one of the most sought-after materials for housing ashes for centuries.
  • Eco-Friendly: There is a variety of scattering urns and ones made from natural materials that the eco-conscious will appreciate. These are constructed from various materials, including fiberboard, rock salt, sand or recycled paper.

Cremation Keepsakes & Jewelry

In addition to investing in a full-sized urn, you may also choose to remember your loved one by housing a portion of their remains in a smaller, keepsake urn or compartment. Having a keepsake urn around the home can allow you and your family to honor your loved one and ease the grieving process.

Like traditional urns, there are many styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from, such as metal and stone compartments, wood and even commemorative lamps.

Wearable remembrances are also available. Cremation jewelry allows you to carry the memory of your loved one wherever you may be. Small containers or necklaces can house a small portion of ashes, making the perfect way to keep the deceased close at all times.

Cremation & Interment Options

Whether you choose to invest in direct cremation services in Ottawa or hold a traditional funeral or memorial beforehand, there are quite a few interment options you can choose for your loved one.

First Memorial Funeral Services has collected some of the most common interment sites below:

  • Cemetery: A cemetery memorial can provide your family with a range of options when it comes to choosing a final resting place for the remains of the deceased. Local cemeteries offer above or below ground memorial options and plots that enable friends and family members to visit whenever they feel the need.
  • Mausoleum: For those who want a more affordable option than a plot, a space in a private or public mausoleum can provide your loved one with a dedicated resting space and minimal maintenance costs. Mausoleums often include indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as walk-in areas. Often, memorial etchings and sculptures reflect those honored.
  • Cremation Gardens: Many cemeteries and memorial homes also have a space for landscaped cremation gardens. Cremation gardens often feature flowers and hardscape designs and include pedestals, markers or benches memorializing the deceased.

Memorials for Cremation Scatterings

For those who’ve decided to scatter their loved one’s ashes, First Memorial Funeral Services can outfit your location with a memorial plaque, birdbath or sundial to help ensure that your loved one’s memory lives on in nature.

Additional Options for Direct Cremation Services

You may wish to include some of the following services with your direct cremation:

  • The drafting and insertion of an obituary notice in newspapers
  • Purchasing Estate Fraud Protection Coverage
  • The purchase of an urn or cemetery property.

Direct cremation offers affordable options that allow you to lay your loved one to rest with the dignity they deserve. To expedite the process, First Memorial Funeral Services also provides online arrangements, so visit our website to begin the process.

For more information on direct cremation services in Ottawa, contact us today.

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