Funeral Etiquette

Funeral Etiquette

Funeral etiquette can be a challenging topic to advise on since there often are no hard and fast rules of exactly how to behave in every setting. Each family is different and funeral services are often molded around the personality and preferences of the deceased as well. Since each funeral is different, it’s hard to


Facts About Cremation

Though cremation is something we have all heard of, there is so much about it that many people do not know. As cremation continues to grow as the number one choice for those who have passed or are preplanning their final arrangements, we wanted to share some important facts with you. 1. You can still

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Planning a Celebration of Life/Memorial Service

When you are planning a celebration of life, it can help to remember that the term is often associated with a celebratory atmosphere. A celebration of life is often referred to as a “party with a purpose”. The location you choose for a celebration of life can be a funeral home reception space, a place

Can I Still Have a Funeral Reception if I Get Cremated

Can I Still Have a Funeral Reception if I Get Cremated?

It is a very common misconception that choosing to be cremated, or if a loved one is cremated, you cannot have a funeral service and reception. But the answer is yes, you most definitely can, and should, plan to have a service and gathering after a cremation. At Country Hills Crematorium, we do offer a


What Happens if You Choose to be Cremated?

When you pass away, or a loved one has passed, you will need to choose whether to bury or cremate the body. If you choose cremation this doesn’t not determine whether you can have a funeral service or even if the remains are then buried afterwards. Cremation is simply the process of making the body

Is Cremation Enivronmentally Friendly

Is Cremation Environmentally Friendly?

Over the past few years, cremations have surpassed burials as the most popular end-of-life disposition. As a complement to this shift, many options have been springing up touting creative things you can do with a loved one’s cremated remains, such as pressing them into a vinyl record, adding them to a marine reef or having

What To Expect at Sikh and Hindu Funerals

What To Expect at Sikh and Hindu Funerals

Calgary has a widely diverse cultural identity and the past several years have found many people from differing faiths joining each other’s social circles. While this allows for a lot of wonderful learning opportunities and the ability to share in each other’s cultural rites and celebrations, it can also come with some anxiety around the

Cremation or Burial_ Which Is Best For You

Cremation or Burial: Which Is Best For You?

Some people are very sure of the type of final disposition they want when the time comes. This is often due to personal values, family preferences or religious practices. It can also be determined by your budget and willingness to invest money into what happens with your body after you pass away.   But for


Who Has The Right To Make Funeral Decisions For You?

If you pass away without making your own funeral arrangements, someone will be required to make these decisions for you. If you have not designated a person (executor) to make these decisions, the responsibility will land with your closest living relative, often referred to as your next of kin.   Next of kin is determined

Creative Options For Cremated Remains

Creative Options For Cremated Remains

With over 75% of Canadians now choosing cremation for their final disposition, and this number expected to increase in the years to come, a whole variety of new, creative options for how to manage cremated remains have emerged. Your loved one’s cremated remains can still be scattered or buried, but many people are also opting