A safe and ever-lasting memorial to your loved ones
So many times, you hear about someone who had their spouse’s ashes scattered on a favorite beach, or kept their grandmother’s remains in an urn on a shelf, perhaps in their living room.
But what happens when the urn is passed on to the great-great-grandchildren? Or when that favorite beach becomes a construction site for a new resort hotel? Would your loved ones still want their remains left uncared for, or even forgotten?
People choose Williamsville Cemetery – just as they have for more than one hundred years – because they want a permanent, protected place to rest. Here, you can have whatever type of funeral service you want, followed by cremation, and then placement of the cremated body in-ground (either scattering or burial). This allows for the natural grieving process to take place in a sacred environment. It also lets you create a permanent memorial – a plaque, a bench, even a sculpture – where loved ones can come to pay their respects. Williamsville Cemetery will always be here, just as it is now, for future generations.
In New York State you need a funeral home to handle the arrangements. The funeral director transfers the remains from the place of death to the funeral home. He (she) then prepares the death certificate and secures the medical certification and cause of death from the attending physician, medical examiner or coroner, files the document and secures the permit for the cremation, prepares the remains for cremation and places them in a cremation receptacle or casket chosen by the customer, transports to the cemetery and lastly retrieves the remains and executes their disposition as per a customer’s designation of intentions signed by the customer. The cemetery/crematory would only provide the service of cremation. For more information, visit the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association website at www.enfda.org.
To learn more about cremation, please call one of our Family Service Representatives at (716) 885-1600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.