Grand County Mortuary adds crematory |

Grand County Mortuary adds crematory

Just one year after its Grand Opening, Grand County Mortuary has added a crematory.

“With the addition of the crematory, there’s no need to leave the county for your funeral needs. The importance of having our own on-site crematory just can’t be overstated,” said owner Mark Shearon.

“It means there is no need for additional transportation charges or scheduling problems with another crematory facility,” he added. “Families who choose cremation can now expect thorough privacy, convenience and respect since there is complete control in the handling of the entire cremation process.”

Why do people choose cremation?

There are numerous reasons why people choose cremation, and the decision is a very personal one. Some people choose to plan their own services in order to alleviate their family from that burden whereas some family members of the deceased choose cremation as a loving and respectful way to memorialize their loved one.

Some common questions about cremation:

If I choose cremation, can my family still have a funeral service?

The choice of cremation does not limit the type of funeral arrangements you may make. Many people plan a traditional visitation and funeral service prior to the cremation while others decide on a simple memorial service to be held either before or after the cremation.

Is a casket necessary?

If a funeral service is planned, either a traditional casket made of wood or a cremation casket may be chosen. Cremation caskets are simpler in design and are typically less expensive because they are made with different materials. Another option is a cremation rental casket. A rental casket is one where the inside is completely removed and used as the cremation container.

Will an urn be needed?

Following cremation, a temporary container is used to protect the cremated remains. Temporary containers are made of less permanent materials and are designed to hold the remains only until final disposition or purchase of a permanent urn. Cremation urns are available in a wide variety of materials and price ranges.

What should be done with the cremains?

The cremated remains or cremains of your loved one can be kept at home, buried or dispersed in hundreds of interesting and loving ways.

Does a crematory emit smoke or odors?

Today’s state-of-the-art crematories are clean and efficient. The two-chamber system eliminates emissions such as smoke or odors; only heat is emitted.

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