Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for a family to go through. We at Horan and McConaty believe that knowing more about end of life care and what to expect can help make things a little easier when the time comes. We are committed to providing you with the information and services that will help you make the right decisions for your loved one. A misconception we often come across when serving families is that cremation limits a family’s choices when honoring and memorializing the person they love.
If you’re wondering if you or a loved one can still have a service along with cremation, the answer is, absolutely. The services we provide along with cremation go beyond placing the ashes in the family’s care. Many families prefer to hold a traditional funeral or celebration of life to bring people together to remember a life lived. There are many options for holding a service after and even before cremation, depending on what the family’s needs are in regards to timing, cost, religious beliefs, and personal wishes of the deceased, among others.
We believe gathering together with friends and family in shared grief is an important step toward healing. Our experienced and dedicated staff are here to help with all your needs. Here are some ways families can memorialize a loved one prior to or following cremation:
Cremation has few limits when it comes to what a family can choose to do to memorialize a loved one. It can also provide some added benefits. With cremation, a family doesn’t experience the same time constraints a traditional burial requires. If they’re not yet sure how to proceed after a death, or want more time to plan or schedule out-of-town family and friends, cremation offers families as much time as they need to plan. Whether a family wants to hold a service a few days, weeks, or even months after their loss, it’s okay. What is most important is that services do take place, and a family is able to honor their loved one in the best way possible for them.
When it comes to cremation, families have endless options to honor their loved one with Horan and McConaty. Whether you choose to have a traditional funeral, a memorial service, a celebration of life, or a simple viewing, we’ll work closely with you and your family to honor every wish and give your loved one the memorial they deserve. If you have any questions or are ready to start planning, call any one of our seven locations in Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Thornton, Centennial and Arvada at (303) 745-4418, or visit horancares.com for more information.