The choice for cremation is a very personal one. Most people or couples of a certain age have discussed this but not at any great length. It is often said, “My wife knows what I want”, when in fact she may not remember ever talking to me about it.
It is for this reason we encourage people to take time to write down their wishes in one of our Personal Pre-planning Guides. It is often thought that if I put my wishes in my Will, that should suffice; however it is important to note that the Will is often not opened and read until days or weeks after the funeral process.
If Cremation is your wish it is so important to know how we approach this service.
The actual act of cremation may not happen for 4 or 5 days. It is not an immediate process as so many people may assume.
The actual day of the passing should be a day for family and friends to be notified of the death.
The following day is when family gather at the funeral home to make necessary arrangements.
On the third day, we arrange a time for family to come to the funeral home to pay their respects to their loved one.
The funeral or Memorial Service will follow in the next day(s) to come.
It is important to note that the Cremation Casket can either be at (present) the service or not. This is a personal choice.
After the funeral or memorial service cremation takes place and the cremated remains will be available for final committal usually within 72 hours.
Your options for the final resting place for your loved one include; burial at a local cemetery, placement in a Columbarium Niche, scattering of ashes on land or Martin Brothers “Ceremony at Sea“.
Cremation Service Options
A Complete Traditional Cremation consists of:
Use of Funeral Home and Facilities
Professional, Personal and Other Services
Selection of a suitable casket for cremation
Family Visitation or Prayers
Floral casket spray and 2 matching arrangements
Use of Funeral Coach, Lead Car and Limousines
Clergy, Organist and Soloist Honorariums
Obituary Notices (Estimated)
Complete Reception (Estimated)
Power Point Presentation and Family DVD’s
Complete Aftercare Progr
Packages May Include:
Transfer into our private care and restore personal belongings to family
"Commitment Rose" service, gentle sanitation and care, which may include embalming
Elegant and private arrangements
Professional administration and legal compliance
Dedicated service professionals
Facilities fee for all services
Dignified cremation at Martin Brothers exclusive, private location
Casket and Vault as selected
Regulatory, Association and continuing education fees
Concierge and premium automotive provision, including formal sedan, funeral coach and limousine services
Evening visitation and or Prayer service at venue of your choice
Traditional funeral or memorial service held at the venue of your choice
Premium Customized Stationery package
Casket Spray with two matching floral arrangements
Obituary notices (local)
Cemetery Fees, (Credit towards)
Monument inscription (credit towards)
Honorariums for Clergy / Soloist / Accompanists / Technicians / church and other
Personalization of service, including slide show, A/V equip, DVD production, Enlarge photos
Complete reception for 100 people, including all foods, beverages, linens, services
Cremation Caskets and Packages
Complete Funeral Packages For MDF PINE $3,435 - $14,320
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If you need our services immediately, please call us. We will begin the process of bringing your loved one into our care right away.
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Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels | 610-4 Street South | Lethbridge,
ABT1J 4P3 | Tel: 403-328-2361 | Fax: 403-382-3623 |