When talking to cremation services in North Battleford SK you may be wondering what to do with your loved one’s ashes. Some popular ideas are to have a scattering ceremony and scatter the ashes someplace special. Others choose to put the ashes in an urn, take the urn home and display it either alone or with a memorial space.
These are all great ideas, but what if you desire to have a place you can revisit? A place that has a visual marker of your loved one. A special place where you can take flowers and spend time reflecting and healing.
If you loved one didn’t choose a traditional funeral with a burial plot, you may think you don’t have the option for a space like this…but you do! You may not be aware of this, but there are several options for people to keep loved one’s ashes that provide a physical space as well as a physical marker.
Any of the following three choices will give you what you need and be a beautiful resting place for your loved one as well.
What is a columbarium? Simply put, a columbarium is a structure that has individual compartments that hold an urn of your loved one’s ashes. Each compartment (also referred to as a niche or burial or cremation niche) contains a plaque or other marker. Some niches also have a place to hold flowers.
A columbarium can be just one wall, a room or entire building and are often part of a church, cemetery, garden, or temple. They can be made from granite, marble or other material and can be found inside and outside.
Traditionally Burial Plot
You might not be aware, but you can bury your loved one’s ashes in a regular burial plot just as you would if they were resting in a coffin. This is a nice option if you already purchased a cemetery plot or have a family plot you would like to keep everyone on. It will also allow you the opportunity to have a headstone or marker made for remembrance of your loved one.
Urn gardens are places that have in-ground burial graves for the cremated remains of the deceased. These plots also give you the opportunity to have a customized marker or headstone just as a regular burial plot.
Many urn gardens are designed to be calming, peaceful places. You can often find winding paths to walk, a nice lawn area with an outside columbarium, fountains and other water features, and landscaping that includes fragrant flowers.
When talking about cremation services in North Battleford, SK, make sure to talk about your options for the final resting place of your loved one’s ashes. With so many choices, let the knowledgeable staff at Martens Warman Funeral Home discuss your options with you and help you decide what will work best for you and your family. Contact their professional and compassionate staff and let them help you with any questions or concerns you may have.