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

Why More People Than Ever Are Choosing Cremation

Why More People Than Ever Are Choosing Cremation

When choosing what will happen to them after they pass, it has become quite common for people to choose cremation, which is a significant shift from the past. It has been estimated that over 75% of Canadians will choose cremation for their final disposition. While there has been much speculation as to why cremation has


What Religious Funeral Traditions does Country Hills Crematorium observe?

Almost every faith or religious practice in existence has rituals related to death and what happens after someone passes away. Country Hills Crematorium respectfully supports our clients in observing the traditions of their faith. We can provide the necessary facilities, work with your religious officiant and accommodate all types of funeral traditions and rites.  

How To Write An Obituary

How To Write An Obituary

An obituary is a personal record of a person’s life. It will typically communicate the most important details of a person’s life including their birth, life, death and how they are being honoured after they have passed. The family usually publishes an obituary as an opportunity to share the news of a death in the