510.379.5200 FD #: 1254
Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is one of California's most beautiful historic buildings. We are a Crematory, Columbarium, and one of the top cremation service providers in Northern California.

Exploring Your Options for Cremation Ceremonies

Cremation Oakland

Whether you’re planning ahead for your own funeral or making arrangements for a deceased loved one, you should know that you have several ceremony options to choose from when it comes to cremation. Continue reading to learn about different cremation ceremonies that are available.

Traditional Cremation with Ceremony
When choosing cremation, many people have questions about the funeral ceremony. Cremation does not prevent you from holding a traditional ceremony. In the case of a traditional cremation with ceremony, a full body visitation using a ceremonial casket is held. Then, any religious rites or ceremonies are performed. Once these are completed, the body is then cremated, and the cremated remains are later returned to the family for burial, memorialization, or scattering.

Ceremonial Cremation
Many people choose the route of cremation with the intent not to hold a traditional full body visitation. In this case, a ceremony can still be held. If you choose ceremonial cremation, the body is first cremated, and later a funeral service is held at which the cremated remains are often present.

Non-Ceremonial Cremation
For some individuals, no ceremony is desired. If you simply want the cremation process to be performed, then you would choose non-ceremonial cremation. Following the cremation process, the cremated remains are returned to you or sent to a location of your choosing.

Post-Ceremonial Memorialization
No matter which type of cremation ceremony you select, there are a number of ways in which you can choose to have the cremated remains memorialized afterward. Some people opt to have the cremated remains scattered, while others go ahead with a traditional in-ground burial. You can also choose to store the cremated remains within a cremation niche or select to memorialize the cremated remains in a cremation bench, mausoleum, or cremation memorial garden.

Chapel of the Chimes Oakland offers onsite cremation and a range of unique funeral ceremony options. To find out more about our cremation services near Oakland, please give us a call today at (510) 654-0123.

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