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Cremation Options

OVERVIEW OF CREMATION

The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged.


What is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you. You can relieve the burden of these decisions by pre-planning your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored.

Contrary to what some people believe, Cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.

A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided while limiting funeral services to the removal and transportation of the deceased into our care. 

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CREMATION SERVICE TYPES

Not only can you have a visitation and funeral service with cremation, we strongly encourage you to do so. Every life deserves to be remembered, and a service gives family and friends the opportunity to honor their loved one’s life and begin their grief journey.
Cremation services can take place before or after the cremation, and you also can choose to hold a visitation before the cremation occurs.

 


There are several cremation service types you can choose from, including:

  • Service with a visitation before the cremation takes place
  • Service without a visitation
  • Direct Cremation

 

CELEBRATING LIFE AND HONORING THE JOURNEY

Although it is not for everyone, at White Oak we are pleased to offer many options for Honoring Life.

Honoring the life of your loved one means you value the relationship you shared. We look forward to helping you decide how to celebrate that bond, and honor the unique individual you've lost. We can make suggestions to enhance your tribute ideas. Together we will create a fitting and memorable event. Contact us today to discuss the possibilities.

TRIBUTE VIDEOS

Your family photographs are skillfully blended with wonderful graphic images and music, to create an elegantly emotive cinematic video. It can be an integral part of any funeral or memorial service. After the ceremony, the video is sure to become a treasured family keepsake. And, we can make copies as gifts for family and friends.

IMPORTANCE OF MEMORIALIZATION

Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.

Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water. allows the following memorialization options, among others, for cremated remains:

MEMORIALIZATION OPTIONS FOR CREMATION

Outdoor Niches – The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in one of our many above ground columbarium niches.

Scattering – Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also certain services which offer scattering among the sea or the stars.

Traditional Burial – In ground burial on a family plot – Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.

Personalized Memorialization – Inscribe your family member’s name and a special saying on a tree plaque, park bench or other special memorial. We also have custom, unique urns and keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our online cremation arrangements, or contact us directly and we will help you with your needs.

 

We proudly offer affordable cremation options in Rochester NY and surrounding areas. Contact us today if you're ready to learn more about our options or if you'd like to get started talking with our cremation specialists. 

Cremation Rochester, NY

White Oak Cremation | (585) 482-5272
495 N Winton Road, Rochester, NY


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