Planning a celebration of someone's life as a service

How to Plan a Celebration of Life Service?

Losing a loved one is often a difficult and trying time. As you begin to process your grief, you may also be tasked with the responsibility of planning a Celebration of Life service. If you have never planned a service before, the prospect can be daunting. At Country Hills Crematorium, we strive to make every

What Kind Of Funeral Options Do Country Hills Crematorium Offer?

What Kind Of Funeral Options Do Country Hills Crematorium Offer?

At Country Hills Crematorium & Funeral Services, we pride ourselves on providing services that meet the needs of the widely diverse population in Calgary and the surrounding area. We offer modern facilities built with our customer’s needs in mind and have extensive experience hosting funerals for a variety of different faiths, cultures and rituals.  We

Best Musical Tributes for a Funeral

The Best Musical Tributes for a Funeral

At a funeral, music can provide comfort, express grief, and celebrate a life well lived. There are countless musical selections to choose from – which is why it might seem impossible to find the most appropriate pieces. But don’t worry – Country Hills Crematorium is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of some of


Pallbearers: What Do They Do & Are They Needed for Cremation?

At a time of grieving, it can be difficult to know what is expected of you. Perhaps you’ve been asked to be a pallbearer for a loved one who has died. Participating in or planning a funeral service can be a complicated task, and it’s important to know all the details, including the roles related

How to Write a Eulogy

A eulogy is a speech given at a funeral service in memory of the deceased. It is an opportunity to celebrate the life of the person who has passed away, and to share memories with others who are grieving. If you have been asked to write and deliver a eulogy, or write a Calgary obituary,

What is The Least Expensive Option When Someone Dies?

What is The Least Expensive Option When Someone Dies?

When you or a loved one pass away, there might be many reasons why the least expensive options may be requested. Some families simply do not believe in spending a large amount of money on funerals and memorializing a loved one. Some have values that do not appreciate the observance of the rituals of the

What Happens When You Preplan Your Funeral?

What Happens When You Preplan Your Funeral?

When you preplan your funeral, you can ensure your final wishes are met and that your family members do not experience unnecessary anxiety, inconvenience and expense in making these decisions on your behalf. Simply contact our Calgary funeral home and we will walk you through the process. Once you’ve chosen Country Hills Crematorium from the

What To Do When A Death Occurs?

What To Do When A Death Occurs?

When the death of someone you care for occurs, it can be overwhelming and difficult, but you are not alone. A Funeral Director will guide you through the entire process so you know what to do and when it needs to be done. At Country Hills Crematorium, we understand that a loved one passing is


Cremation Options At Country Hills Crematorium

Cremation has become the disposition of choice for most Calgarians and continues to grow in popularity each year, with projections anticipating that over 75% will choose cremation within the next few years.  Here at Country Hills Crematorium & Funeral Services in central Calgary, we provide on-site cremation services through our own crematorium. We have licensed

Choosing an Urn

Choosing an Urn

By definition, an urn is a container to put cremated remains in. That container can take any size, shape, or material. What to use is only limited by what you plan to do with the remains and your imagination. If you don’t select an urn, cremated remains will be placed within a bag inside a

What Happens to Items Included in The Casket During Cremation

Before cremation occurs, your licensed Funeral Director will review with the next of kin what will be placed in the casket and whether those items should be cremated. Items within the casket can include photos, letters, jewelry, and clothing. Without prior instructions to remove any items, cremation will burn all items included. Anything can be

What to do if family members have different requests for the service and remains?

If you have specific funeral requests, it is essential you share them with your closest family and/or friends. When someone passes away, if their loved ones have not been informed of their wishes, they will typically look for funeral instructions. In the absence of pre-planning, or a will, even a note saying what you want