Every part of the funeral process is very personal. While some prefer for burial, others choose cremation and or entombment. No matter what a family chooses, all families receive the same respect and professionalism.
At Tubman, we not only help you in the beginning of your journey, counselling and developing with you a meaningful funeral service, we also have many resources to support you after the service.
Please allow us to help you in your grief and give you the support and guidance you may need to heal. One of the resources that helps us support you is our own crematorium. This means that we can care for your loved one through the entire funeral process. We are able to perform cremations 7 days a week if necessary to meet your needs.
Cremation is an option that’s becoming increasingly popular. Some choose this service because of its lower cost, some for religious reasons, and others because of environmental concerns. While it is becoming more popular, many people still do not know a lot about the overall process:
Before the final step of placing the bone fragments in the machine used to pulverize the bone to sand-like consistency, all non-consumed metal objects such as screws, nails and hinges are removed and properly disposed of. In addition, the mixture may contain precious metals from dental work, surgical screws, prosthesis, implants, etc. These objects are removed with the help of strong magnets and/or forceps. All these precious metals are recycled by a specialized partnering company. In return, we receive moneys for them. 100% of the money paid to us for said precious metals is donated to local charities.
These processed cremated remains are transferred to the urn selected by the family. If a permanent urn has not been selected, the ashes re placed and returned in a temporary carboard container.
It is also important to note that prior to the cremation and with the family’s permission, the funeral home staff will remove jewelry items such rings, wrist washes, and other similar objects, too, as they are likely to break down during the process. We recommend that the family retain the jewelry items as memories or authorize us to place them in the urn with ashes once the process is completed.
That is entirely up to you. One of the advantages of cremation is that it provides you with increased flexibility when you make your funeral and cemetery arrangements. You can choose to have a funeral service beforehand; a memorial service at the time of cremation or after with the urn present; or a committal service at the final disposition of cremated remains. No matter what you choose, we can make your service a unique and fitting tribute.
No, a casket isn’t required. However, an enclosed, rigid container made of a combustible material is required to allow for the dignified handling of the remains. Just like a traditional casket, the container selected is a personal decision, and can still be personalized to reflect the deceased.
During the process, the casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber, where the temperature is raised to approximately 1,093°C. After approximately 2 hours, all organic matter is consumed by heat or evaporation. What’s left is bone fragments, known as cremated remains. The cremated remains are then carefully removed from the chamber. Any metal is removed with a magnet. The cremated remains are then processed into fine particles and are placed in the container provided by the crematorium or placed in an urn purchased by the family. The process takes approximately three hours.
A simple, temporary container is provided by the crematorium, free of charge. However, you may prefer an urn that is more of a personal reflection. Just like with caskets, urns come in variety of sizes, styles and materials. There are many options varying from elaborate to simple designs. Selecting an urn is a very personal decision, and the most important thing is that it feels right to you.
A popular choice for the placement of an urn is in a niche. A niche is a recessed compartment designed for the permanent placement of urns. They are held in Columbariums, which are free standing structures designed to house many urns. Some are located outdoors in picturesque settings while others are located indoors in either a chapel or a mausoleum, often as a bank of niches along a corridor or a series of special alcoves. A vase may be placed on some closed-front niches for the placement of flowers by those who care to commemorate special occasions.
This is a common question. One solution is to purchase a grave. This would allow for the interment of a casket or container, as well as an urn containing cremated remains.
Niches serve as dignified and peaceful resting places for loved ones’ cremated remains. Selecting a permanent memorial for a loved one not only satisfies an immediate need, but it also helps preserve family history. A memorial within a columbarium serves as a place for people to reflect and remember, which creates a lasting generational link.
For those looking for a permanent memorial, we offer space within columbariums located at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Carp. Niches are available starting at $1,800.00. The interior size is 12” * 12” * 12”.