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 Funeral Directors and crematorium operators that will take exceptional care of your family and your loved one. Your loved one never leaves our care, and we strive to provide you with the peace-of-mind that they are being handled with the utmost care and respect.
Families are welcome to witness the cremation process if they wish or if that is part of their religious or cultural beliefs. For those who do not wish to witness the cremation, it’s important to know that we have a strict process to identify the deceased from the point they are brought into our care until their remains are placed in an urn and returned to you. An important element of our high standard of care is a metal disk with a unique ID number that is assigned to your loved one and follows them throughout the entire cremation process. The ID disk never leaves the cremated remains and then stays with them when they are placed in the urn.
We provide flexible, affordable cremation options so your family can lay your loved one to rest in the way that best suits your values and needs. Choosing cremation does not limit your options for viewings, funeral services, memorials or celebration of life. You can also choose a cemetery burial or scattering gardens as a final resting place for your loved one’s cremated remains. Cremation offers a wide variety of choices on how to honour the life that has been lost in the most appropriate way possible.
In many cultures, it is customary to cremate the deceased, and for some, it is important for the bereaved to be able to witness the cremation. Other cultures require proper bathing and dressing of the deceased with specific care taken to honour them, followed by a cremation that takes place at a certain time of day or evening. The team at Country Hills Crematorium is experienced in arranging various religious cremations and our facility has been designed with these specific needs in mind.
We are here to provide guidance and support throughout the whole process of planning a cremation and funeral service that are the best fit for you and your family. We strive to offer the right options to suit your every need so you can feel as comfortable as possible when laying your loved one to rest.
Please contact us at 403-274-0576 to discuss cremation options in more detail with our supportive and experienced team of Funeral Services professionals.