Winnipeg’s Leader in Cremation Services
An increasing number of Canadians are making cremation their choice for saying good-bye to their loved one. Direct-Care provides cremation services as a meaningful, yet affordable way in which to remember those close to us.
Direct-Care offers many services to make your experience a memorable one for everyone involved. Cremation offers many similarities to a traditional funeral service – it allows for public visitation, burial and so forth.
Urns – We provide a variety of urns and other memorial products to help ensure your loved one’s will be well represented and memorialized.
Public Viewing and Visitation – A traditional cremation involves a public viewing as a final tribute to one’s loved one and is always an option for the family. This service is also available at Direct-Care.
Chapel or Graveside Service – This service is ideal for the family that prefers a traditional funeral service but includes a cremation rather than a burial.
Final Resting Place – It’s important for families to remember that urns can be buried, placed in a mausoleum, columbarium or in a special urn garden. All these services are available at Direct-Care.
Identification – Direct-Care currently does not offer ID or viewing to its immediate cremation client. However Mosaic Funerals, our affiliate, is a full service provider and is equipped to do this at their Inkster location.
Cremation – Our funeral staff will go to crematorium (family does not attend, and if required, an additional attendance fee is levied).
Return of Cremated Remains – Family will be able to attend the funeral home to receive cremated remains.
Flexible Cremation Services
Direct-Care is about being flexible and offering families the option to choose a service that suit them best. Increasingly, families are choosing to separate themselves from the traditional funeral service and are looking for options that better suit their needs. Direct-Care delivers a selection of services that other cremation services cannot – at prices funeral homes cannot beat.
What is a Direct Cremation?
A direct cremation refers to the disposition of the body by cremating it in the days immediately following a person’s death. This is the most affordable option for disposition.
With direct cremation, the deceased is cremated without an initial service. However, a memorial service can be held thereafter at any time. For many this allows the family the opportunity to prepare a “celebration of life” service that works within their timing and control.
Direct Cremation Services are a practical, more affordable alternative to the traditional funeral service. They offer more flexibility and a choice of services that gives the family the opportunity to select the services they value most.
Basic Features of a Direct Cremation
Since the body is cremated shortly following death, the services of a funeral home are not required. The services of a crematory can be reserved directly. This generally results in significant savings to the consumer.
Because direct cremation does not involve a traditional funeral, it generally does not include any pre-funeral events. Therefore, a cremation service avoids many of the costs of a formal funeral.
- Rather than using an expensive casket, cremation will usually involve the use of a simpler vessel.
- There is no need for any body preparation or embalming since there is no viewing or wake before the cremation.
- Although a simple memorial service may be held, the lack of formal funeral arrangements simplifies the process.
Cremation Service Options
Direct Cremation – Involves no immediate memorial service, however, one can be held at a later date.
Traditional Cremation – This service involves having a memorial service before the cremation.
How to Arrange a Direct Cremation
The professional staff at Direct-Care can handle all details in relation to a cremation, including completing the death certificate and transporting the body to the crematory
Direct Cremation Costs
As discussed above, direct cremation is a more affordable option when compared to a traditional funeral, as it avoids many of the costly expenses: casket, preparation of the body, viewing and other funeral services, as well as transportation and memorial.
Finally, you may wish to bury the cremated remains in a cemetery. These costs, along with a memorial or grave marker; cemetery fees for opening/closing the grave; installing the memorial; and perpetual care fees are above the quoted Direct-Care fee. See our price details here.
For cremation and aquamation services, Direct-Care will place a simple notification in the Free Press to a maximum of $35. Anything above, family will be responsible for paying.
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