The Four Steps To The Commemoration Of A Lifetime…
Choosing the desired tribute or memorial service
Selecting a container or casket suitable for the tribute
Holding onto memories with a permanent memorial urn or keepsake Adding meaning through special selections
Gathering With Casket Present
Many families find comfort in gathering, viewing, and memorial service prior to the cremation, followed by a committal or scattering ceremony, or home display in a permanent memorial urn.
Gathering With Urn Or Permanent Memorial Present
A popular tribute includes a gathering with a permanent memorial urn as the centerpiece in a place of a more traditional viewing.
Private Viewing And Tribute Ceremony
Still others prefer a private viewing before cremation, followed by the commemorative tribute of your choice.
A Private Farewell
For those who prefer simplicity, a private viewing or no viewing prior to the cremation without a tribute service afterwards, may be the right choice.
Chosen for all types of gatherings or viewings that are held before the cremation. Cremation caskets are made of solid hardwoods as well as veneers, which are specifically designed for cremation.
Basic Cremation Casket
Suggested for simpler taste or private viewings prior to the cremation, these are made of a hardboard material.
Selected for meeting basic transport needs and crematory requirements, these are made from cardboard.
Often refered to as urns, this section is really about creating a permanent memorial commemorating a special life. In making this selection, consider your many options for disposition of the cremated remains.
Would you like to scatter them in a special place?
Inter them in a cemetery plot, columbarium or niche?
Memorialize them in a decorative urn?
Divide them among family members and friends?
The choice of a permanent memorial is a personal and individual decision, yet there are selections to meet a wide range if taste and uses:
Scattering, Burial, Home, Niche, Keepsakes and Jewelry
From simple engraving to symbolic tributes, a number of options are available to help you honor the life of your loved one while creating meaningful memories.
Engraving, Appliques, Medallions, Life Symbols
The staff of BLUE OAKS Cremation & Burial Services are available to assist you through these difficult decisions.