Can I have a Cremation and a Visitation?

By: Brian K. Daly
Friday, February 3, 2017

Whether you are advanced funeral planning or planning the funeral of a loved one, you will want to consider all of your options, including seeing your loved one again for the last time. A visitation gives you this option and is where you are able to officially say goodbye to your loved one, usually in the funeral home before they are sent to their final resting place or for cremation. For many it will be the opportunity to say goodbye that they didn’t get while their loved one was alive and can be an important aspect during planning to consider.

Even if you have a cremation, visitation is still an option, particularly if you select a funeral provider with their own rooms, or a cremation service like us that have these facilities. However, depending on the type of service you have chosen may affect your visitation options. Many funeral homes may only allow two or three family members for visitation before your loved one is sent for cremation if you don’t have a service planned, while those with a funeral or memorial service may be allowed many more.

Private Family Viewings

We offer private family viewings prior to cremation whether you want a brief goodbye or something a little longer and our two different locations can be very accommodating to your needs and concerns, ensuring that you and your loved ones are treated with dignity and respect.

It is important that you always check and discuss with the cremation service or funeral director whether visitations are possible before you make your choices so you aren’t disappointed later on. You should also take note that visitations aren’t always for everyone and some prefer to remember their loved ones as they were prior to their passing so don’t feel pressured to include one either.

For more information on our cremation and visitation services, visit our website or contact a member of staff who will gladly answer your questions for you.

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Tips for Letting Go of a Loved One While Keeping Them Close to Your Heart

Grieving is a long process that can take years and often causes a lot of pain. Many times, grieving individuals hinder their own progress by feeling guilt regarding their recovery process. They don...

Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

When a loved one is gone, you want to retain a piece of them to honor their memory. Some choose traditional means like photographs, videos, or paintings while others want something more special and...

Celebrant Or Clergy Member - Which Should I Choose And Why?

All funerals require a celebrant or a clergy member to complete the last rights and offer some words of wisdom. They’re an integral aspect of the funeral process, which is why many family members t...

Personalizing a Funeral Service on a Budget

Many modern funerals don’t follow the rigid structure of traditional services. A decedent’s loved ones often want something unique, truly representative of a deceased individual’s character and lif...

Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Many people aren’t comfortable with the idea of pre-planning a funeral or thinking about death when they’re relatively healthy. However, this process has many benefits that can make life easier for...

What Goes Into the Expense of a Standard Funeral?

Organizing a funeral can be an expensive proposition and most people aren’t aware of the costs up until the time they actually have to plan and pay for one. There are a number of different services...

What Can You Do with the Ashes of a Cremated Loved One?

When a person passes away, people often wonder what they should do with their cremated remains. There are a few different options open to you with reference to what you can do with the ashes of you...

Understanding the Cremation Process

Burying a deceased loved one in a conventional burial ground is a process is more familiar than a cremation. The latter is now being chosen by many for its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and conve...

5 Tips to Help a Friend Through the Grieving Process

Many people aren’t too sure about how they can help their friend who has lost a loved one, through the grieving process and end up making mistakes. Here are some tips that can help: Go with the ...

Cremation Facts - Everything You Need to Know

Today, many people are veering away from traditional burials and opting for cremations. This is more relevant in the case of individuals that are considering pre-planning their funeral and want to ...