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Considering Cremation in Etobicoke?

At Ridley Funeral Home, we specialize in creating personalized cremation and memorial experiences for families. When you combine our cremation services in Etobicoke with a niche burial or scattering of remains, you will find that it is just as dignified as a burial but more affordable. Cost is one consideration but there are many other reasons why individuals and families choose cremation over traditional burial services. Regardless of what you choose, we are dedicated to providing a memorable and tasteful tribute for your loved one. If you have questions or want to discuss the cremation options available, please give us a call.

Reasons Why People Choose Cremation

The first thing to remember when making end-of-life preparations is that the choice between a traditional burial and cremation is completely up to you. Pre-planning is always recommended to ensure your wishes are carried out properly.

You might be surprised to know that cremations are far more common in Canada than traditional burials. According to the Cremation Association of North America, the cremation rate in Canada was 70.2% in 2016. The rate is projected to increase to 79.8% by 2020. There are many reasons why Canadians prefer this option, including the following:
  • Cost – many people choose cremations as it helps save money but you may find the overall costs are comparable when you factor in visitation, formal viewing, casket rental and other fees. A direct cremation, which does not include a visitation or funeral service, will offer additional savings but may not be right for your family.
  • You can still have a memorial service – to allow family and friends time to grieve together and cope with the loss, a viewing can be arranged before the body is cremated.
  • Reduces land use – this option makes sense from an environmental standpoint as it eliminates the need for land when compared to burial.
  • Options with cremated remains – cremation allows for several options, including keeping the remains in a decorative urn at your home. Scattering the remains in one or multiple locations is another common choice, and may be done on private or public land, a body of water or in a cemetery. There are many options for scattering and families should consult any laws that may apply.

Discuss Your Cremation Options in Etobicoke

To learn more about cremation in Etobicoke and our complete funeral services, please call (416) 259-3705 or email one of our funeral directors at contactus@ridleyfuneralhome.com. Our staff will respond to your disposition request in a respectful manner and in accordance to the faith, religion or cultural background of your loved one. We work in tandem with all cemeteries and crematoriums so we can create a seamless, convenient and affordable service for you and your family. Consult with Ridley Funeral Home to learn more.

Overseas Burial Assistance

For families wishing to have their loved ones buried abroad, Ridley works with every consulate, embassy and overseas agency.