Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

By: Graeme Hogle
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Most people believe that they can’t hold a proper memorial service or visitation if they choose cremation, but that’s not wholly true. At The Cremation Care Centre, we have conducted several memorial services and seen families say their final farewells peacefully. There are several years you can memorialize a deceased loved one, even if their remains are cremated. Here are some tips that can help:

1. Photographs of Important Events

Photographs can help ensure the deceased person's personality and lifelong achievements are present during the memorial service. Create a display with pictures of graduations, award ceremonies, weddings, births, anniversaries, and other personal milestones. You can also add several candid pictures that show a person's spirit and character. Make sure all pictures highlight positive memories and events.

2. Home Videos

Photographs are a great way to remember a person’s appearance, but videos go beyond that. You can hear a person’s voice, see their gestures, and almost feel the force of their personality. Share some candid clips from home videos with everyone during a memorial service. You can also share any audio recordings you may have.

3. Hobbies and Interests

Showcasing hobbies and interests during a memorial service is also a great way to ensure the deceased's spirit is present. For example, if your loved one liked a particular band or genre of music, make sure some of their collections are displayed at the memorial service. If they were fond of their vintage car, make sure it is parked outside the funeral home. All of these personal items will help people remember the best aspects of the deceased’s personality. You can also play their favorite music or soundtrack from their favorite movie during a service.

If you want more advice or need information on cremation, get in touch with us at Cremation Care Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or register online.

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