Cremations

Cremations

Oliveira Funeral Home – provides dignified cremation options to meet the personalized desires of families. As a funeral service we believe the value of personalization, sharing memories and coming to grips with the reality of death. At times, families believe that a simple cremation is more convenient but later regret not saying goodbye to their loved one, in a proper way. A person was once saying “we make a big fuss over the birth of a baby that is brand new to the world and under celebrate the death of someone that lived a full rewarding life!” Like any event, we all have options about what is more appropriate for us. It has been proven that viewing the body of a loved one in a peaceful state makes it easier for family and friends to say goodbye and gain closure with that loved one. The following are several options available:

  • 1. Chapel Service

    A contemporary or religious ceremony can be scheduled in the funeral home chapel.

  • 2. Church Service

    A Church Memorial Celebration can be personalized with special Family photographs and memorabilia.

  • 3. Graveside Service

    A gathering as cremated remains are interred.

  • 4. Memorial Service

    Memorial Registry Book, Memorial Service Folders, and photographs can personalize the service or ceremony of your loved one. This is a service without the body present. A visitation, burial or cremation may or may not have preceded the memorial service and family and friends are invited to a ceremony at the chapel of the funeral home or a church to a ceremony for sharing and remembering the deceased at the time either before or after the deceased has been placed in their final resting place and is free from the presence of a casket and it can be arranged with photographs and personal items from the deceased. Our funeral professionals are here to help you decide what is right for you and your family. Oliveira Funeral Home – has prided itself in offering a wide range of services. The choices are yours.

Cremation is an alternative to earth burial or entombment for the body’s final disposition and often follows a traditional service. Because cremation is an irreversible process and because the process itself will prevent the ability to determine the exact cause of death. In British Columbia the amount of time before we can cremate is 48 hours. During this time period, refrigeration or embalming is the only alternatives to retard tissue decomposition. Cremation is performed by placing the deceased in a casket or in alternative container made of cardboard or plywood and then placing that container or casket into a cremation chamber or retort. Only one casket or container is cremated at a time. The chamber temperature is raised to approximately 1300 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours, all organs matter is consumed by heat or evaporation. The remaining bone fragments are known as cremated remains. The cremated remains are then carefully removed from the cremation chamber. Any metal is removed with a magnet and later disposed in an approved manner. The entire ash and fragment volume is then run through a processor, creating a uniform powder-like texture. The remains are then placed in a container provided by the crematorium or placed in an urn purchased by the family. The entire process takes approximately 3 hours. Throughout the cremation process, a carefully controlled labelling system and a disk with a number corresponding to the cremation ensures correct identification. One of our staff members will transport the remains in the casket or other container to the crematory and will personally view the container being put into the chamber. We will then pick up the remains at the end of the process and deliver them to the family.

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