• Cremation: The Importance of Planning Ahead

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    Many of us spend considerable amounts of time thinking about death and what we want done with our remains. While some of us don’t have a preference, many of us have very specific wishes. Either way, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead. Here’s a brief look at the importance of planning your own cremation and memorial service:

    • Finding peace of mind

    Even if you’re perfectly healthy, planning your cremation and memorial service can grant you peace of mind. Contrary to popular belief, cremation does not limit the variety of options for your remains; in fact, you can still have an open casket service before the cremation if you wish. Whichever option you choose for your remains, it’s soothing to know that your wishes are known.

    • Considering your survivors 

    If you don’t plan your memorial ahead of time, you could leave your survivors in a very tough situation. In addition to dealing with the grief of your passing, your loved ones will have to guess which kind of ceremony you would have preferred. Even if you have no particular preference as to what happens to your body, making these decisions can be very stressful for the ones you leave behind.

    • Looking after your remains

    Many of us have very specific wishes for what happens to our remains, often based in religion or spirituality. If you belong to a particular faith, then pre-planning your cremation and memorial is the best way to ensure that all of the proper rites are observed. If your loved ones also belong to that same faith, pre-planning the appropriate memorial can also help them find closure in their time of grief.

    Since planning your own cremation and memorial service requires you to consider your own death, it’s not an easy task. However, for the sake of your loved ones and your own inner peace, it is essential. For help planning the specifics of your cremation and memorial service, call Chapel of the Chimes Oakland at (510) 992-6709.

  • Greetings from Chapel of the Chimes Oakland

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    Welcome to the Cast page of Chapel of the Chimes Oakland! We are so excited to be able to talk directly with our fans and followers through this new blog and all of our social media outlets including this Cast Page, our Facebook, and our Twitter. Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is one of California’s most beautiful historic buildings. We were founded in 1909 as a crematory and columbarium. And while our client families today come to us for many other end-of-life services, we are the Bay Area’s most desired cremation venue. In fact, back in 1999, the City of Oakland designated Chapel of the Chimes Oakland as a Distinguished Landmark.

    Along with our end-of-life services to families with diverse religious, ethnic and cultural traditions, we also host many great events at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland. One of our most popular events is Jazz of the Chimes and it is coming on March 18th!

    Call us today at (510) 992-6709 or visit the Chapel of the Chimes Oakland website for more information about our events and services . We are here for you and happy to answer and questions you might have.