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How much does it cost for a cremation?

There are many options available when cremation takes places. Costs will vary depending on the type of service that is chosen. Cremation can occur following a funeral service, or following a visitation, prayer service or informal gathering. Cremation can also occur prior to a Memorial Service. Read More Cremation FAQGo Back to FAQ

What is involved with cremation – can it be done right away?

Cremation is a form of final disposition for your loved one. There are many options for the final disposition of the urn that will hold the cremated remains. With cremation there are legal requirements and documents that need to be completed. Once all of this documentation is in order the cremation will take place, usually […]

Can I see my loved one before they are cremated?

Yes, at the time of the funeral arrangements, the family will be advised that a private or public viewing may be set for those wishing to pay respects before the cremation takes place. Read More Cremation FAQGo Back to FAQ

Is it really necessary for myself, or others, to view the body of my loved one?

McInnis and Holloway has a policy that requires identification by a family member or friend prior to cremation. This ensures peace of mind for the family that it is indeed their loved one and the cremation container they have chosen. Read More Cremation FAQGo Back to FAQ

Why do we have to provide clothing when he’s going to be cremated?

We ask that you bring in a full set of clothing, including undergarments, as this provides dignity to your loved one. Read More Cremation FAQGo Back to FAQ

Do we need to have embalming if it is cremation?

Embalming is not required by law. Even though one chooses cremation, often families choose to view or have the body present at services prior to cremation and in this case we would recommend embalming the body. Read More Cremation FAQGo Back to FAQ

Can I get a cremation without a service of any kind?

Yes, you can have a cremation take place and choose not to have a funeral or memorial service. Read More Cremation FAQGo Back to FAQ

We are thinking of cremation. Can we have the casket present at the service?

For all services the casket may be present, allowing the opportunity for family and friends to view if they wish. Read More Cremation FAQGo Back to FAQ

Why is it necessary to purchase a cremation container AND an urn?

The Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board requires that your loved one be placed in a suitable enclosed container in order to be placed into the crematorium. This is done out of respect for the deceased as well as for safety of the crematorium operator. It is also very important to select a suitable urn where […]

Do I have to get the cremated remains?

Yes, Funeral Homes are not a cemetery for the final disposition of an URN. The recommended method of disposition is permanent placement of the cremated remains in a cemetery or columbarium. This allows families an opportunity to visit the site as the years go by, to remember and reflect. An Urn can also be kept […]