The biggest misconceptions about cremation are that there can't be a visitation or funeral service involved and that traditional funeral homes do not offer simple cremation as an option in their list of services.
There are many options available to you when it comes to honoring and celebrating your loved ones life, even if the choice is cremation. Whether it is formal or informal, traditional or simplified, what we have grown accustomed to or off the beaten path, a celebration in any form provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather and support each other in taking the first steps of their healing journey.
While some families prefer to have a simple cremation with no celebration, others choose to have a full traditional visitation and funeral service prior to the cremation and many families decide on having a visitation and celebration of life with the cremated remains present.
For a cremation you will need to select an urn and choose whether to bury, entomb, scatter or keep the cremated remains at home with you for the final disposition.
The grieving process does not end when the celebration of life does. Often times the services are just the first steps on the healing and recovery journey. It can be hard for the bereaved to return to their regular routines after the service is over. Burial or entombment can give friends and family a permanent place to visit when they need help feeling connected to their loved one who has passed. It serves as a focus for their memory and provides a private space for reflection and peace. It can also serve as a location for family and friends to commemorate important occasions and can help make it easier to cope on meaningful dates like birthdays and anniversaries. As the years pass a permanent resting place or memorial can also become a link to the past for younger generations who may not have had the opportunity to meet the departed loved one during their lifetime.
Our caring and compassionate team of professionals is experienced in understanding and graciously accommodating the needs and the choices of all beliefs, faiths, lifestyles, traditions and relationships. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through all of the decisions you will need to make. We will walk beside you as we plan together, the most personalized and fitting way to honor your loved one and incorporate all of the elements that you and your family find meaningful. Personalization is not just about honoring your loved one's individuality, it also allows family and friends to feel connected to the celebration and the life being honored. A memorable and meaningful, personalized service can be a very important part of the healing process for those who are struggling with a loss.
Every life journey is unique and because we understand this, we strive to over-deliver on our services, while tailoring them to meet your every need. Our funeral home provides a comforting and spacious gathering place where we have compassionately served grieving families in our community for more than 55 years. We are proud to be Welland's only family owned and operated funeral home through three generations. Forged in tradition. Built on integrity and continually evolving to meet the changing needs of the families in our community. The Welland Funeral Home is dedicated to walking beside families on their grief journey and providing the necessary closure for them through personalized celebrations of life. From full traditional funerals to simplified celebrations and cremations. Our family serving your family for 55 years. Thank you for your continued faith in us.
We strongly encourage you to prove that our personalized services are not 30 to 50% more expensive than the "funeral alternative" locations would like you to believe and that most of the family owned and operated funeral homes in the Niagara Region are comparable when it comes to being mindful about costs.
Personalized Cremation Services starting at $1295.00
(before disbursements, merchandise and taxes)