Once upon a time, families who opted to cremate their loved ones usually chose the option because they didn’t want the expense and ceremony associated with a traditional funeral service and burial. But times have changed. At our Glendora mortuary, approximately 70 percent of mourners choose cremation over burial. Their reasons include everything from honoring the wishes of the departed to financial considerations to ecological concerns relative to the carbon footprint left behind after burying a body in a traditional casket. But if you choose to skip all of the pomp and circumstance typically tied to embalming and burying a dead body, does that mean you should forego mourning the one you lost? No. At Foothill Funeral & Cremation, enjoy the both of best worlds — cremation service!
The way you choose to dispense with the remains of your loved one should not negatively impact your ability to enjoy closure as you celebrate the life of the one who passed. For this reason, consider this option, designed for families who desire cremation but still want a traditional service. Did you know that all of this can be done before the cremation process takes place?
Rental Caskets & Embalming
If the deceased will eventually be cremated, you probably won’t need to purchase a casket. That said, some families prefer to purchase a casket for their loved one to rest in during the actual cremation process. People make this choice if they prefer their loved one use a brand new coffin. In such cases, we create the coffin along with the body. Does budget prevent you from making that decision? You may want to rent a casket for viewing and during the service. With this option, we recommend embalming.
Viewing refrigerated remains is recommended only for immediate family in a limited time period. Embalming is effective and affordable at Foothill Funeral & Cremation, as Funeral Director Manny Godoy is a licensed embalmer. We often embalm bodies whose ultimate destination is cremation, so family and friends can formally say their goodbyes. If this option interests you, let us know. We love creating customized packages to suit our clients’ needs.
About Foothill Funeral & Cremation
Although we jest, we take death very seriously. We know your loved one was very important to you. And we value the opportunity to celebrate his or her life or help you pre-plan a service for yourself. Feel free to contact us now to pre-plan your own memorial or at your time of need (626) 335-0615. Our relationship with United Methodist Church and Sacred Heart provide great places for mourners to host funerals and memorials. You’ll love the grandiose yet intimate settings in both locations.
We also specialize in helping with burial arrangements and proudly serve the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Basin, Orange County and the Inland Empire. Finally, working in the mortuary industry since 1996, our reputation is one of quality, sincerity and trust. Please allow us to help you at your time of need or in the future. Call today (626) 335-0615 or contact us via email.