Cremation With Remembrance
Leyden's Funeral Home – Calgary features the convenience and flexibility of an on-site crematorium.
Whether you’re planning ahead or deciding on the best option for your loved one, cremation services are a simple and affordable approach that can bring you comfort and peace. We are finding that many are choosing cremation for a number of reasons. This approach does not limit your choices and in fact, can give you just as many options as you would have with a more elaborate burial.
Final Resting Place Options
As with a traditional burial service, there are a number of options in regard to the final resting place. Many choose a niche (inside or outside) that is special to their family. Others go the more traditional route with a burial plot, mausoleum, or columbarium. Whatever your choice, we are here to assist you.
Chapel and Graveside Services
For those who find solace in a more traditional funeral, even with cremation you can still opt to have chapel and graveside services honouring your loved one.
Public Viewings and Visitations
Closure is important. And for many, the final viewing and visitations represent a way to say that last goodbye and come to terms with their own grief. Prior to cremation, you may still opt to have viewings, and perhaps even a tribute in the form of a reception for friends and family.
Keep Memories with You Forever
Offering a collection of keepsakes, jewelry, memorial record packages and specialized urns, we want to help you hold on to the cherished memories of your loved one.
What is cremation and what choices can be made?
While it’s natural to think of cremation as the only decision to make, it’s really the first of many choices and details to consider. Similar to a traditional service, cremation allows for visitations, as well as funeral or memorial gatherings to celebrate a life well lived. Learn more in our video about cremation.
Cremation - Did You Know?
Cremation has been used for thousands of years, and in many different cultures. For example, in England and Japan, cremation is the most widely practiced burial method. As cremation grows in popularity among Canadians, traditional funeral ceremonies are still the preference for many families, allowing family and friends to pay their respects. Learn more in this informative video.