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Cremation Options

Cremation Options  

Since every family is different and has unique needs, our funeral home knows it’s important to offer families in the Etobicoke and West Toronto area an array of various cremation options. 

Direct Cremation

Direct cremation is also commonly referred to as a cremation without a funeral. It's when the deceased's body is cremated right away and returned to the family with no services. There is no visitation or viewing for this service option. The ashes can be placed in a variety of containers such as an urn. Families may want this option if they are not ready to have a funeral service right away or if the deceased did not want the family to have a service at all. 

Cremation with a Service

For this service, the deceased will be cremated prior to the funeral service. The ashes will be placed in the container of your choice. Then, we will hold a funeral service in honor of your loved one. Funeral services often include prayer, the singing of hymns, a eulogy, and readings. Typically, the ashes in their desired container are present. Families choose this option if they do not want a viewing of their loved one’s body but still want a traditional funeral service.

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Cremation with a Graveside Service

When choosing a graveside service for cremation, the deceased’s body will be cremated prior to the service. Then, friends and family will gather by the deceased’s grave plot for a formal funeral service. This often includes prayer, the singing of hymns, a eulogy, and readings. At the end of the service, the deceased’s ashes will be buried — they can be buried as is or in a selected container such as an urn.

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Cremation with a Celebration of Life Service

Similar to the services above, the deceased will be cremated prior to the celebration of life service. However, a celebration of life service is not necessarily the same as a traditional funeral service. It often takes place after the funeral service. This service option gives families more options for creativity and can be held in any venue of their choosing. It’s a time for family and friends to gather and share memories of the deceased.

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Of course, with any of these services, you can choose to have a viewing before cremation. With this option, the deceased will be embalmed and prepared for a viewing. Then later on they are cremated, and the family will receive their ashes.

At Ridley Funeral Home, we value giving families in Etobicoke and West Toronto many cremation options because it’s our goal for you to have a positive experience working with our funeral home. We want every family to have the opportunity to honor their loved one in a meaningful way. If you have any additional questions about the cremation process and any of the other services we offer, please reach out to us. We are happy to help your family in any way.

Ridley Funeral Home
Phone: (416) 259-3705
3080 Lake Shore Blvd W., Etobicoke, ON M8V 1K3


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