Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.
Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
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What is Flameless Cremation?
A gentle and environmentally friendly method of disposition for your loved one.
Flameless Cremation uses WATER instead of fire and is a new alternative to burial or flame cremation. The scientific name for flameless cremation is alkaline hydrolysis which is essentially an accelerated form of natural decomposition. A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to accelerate the natural course of breakdown accomplished by our eco-system at the end of life. The solution used is 95% water and 5% naturally derived alkalis.
REMEMBER OUR BODIES ARE ABOUT 65% WATER TO BEGIN WITH!
After the flameless cremation process, ash remains are returned to the family in the same manner as it is with flame cremation, however it is lighter in color because the ash is clean and without carbon discoloration.
Trusted institutions have chosen this process for bodies donated to medical science for many years. The Department of Anatomy at MAYO Clinic has been using alkaline hydrolysis since 2006 because the sterile process prevents the release of emissions and helps protect the earth's natural resources.
This new innovative process is now available to the general public as an end of life option. Final disposition is a personal decision and AquaGreen offers families a gentle environmentally friendly green cremation option.
Flameless cremation uses 85% less energy than a traditional flame cremation. No air pollutants or other harmful emissions are released.
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