Many families are now considering cremation and Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service is pleased to offer a choice of services before and after the cremation takes place. You may still have a funeral or memorial service, visitation or night of remembrance or any form of acknowledgement to share sympathy, support and respect. You also have unlimited options for memorialization when making cremation arrangements since there is no standard cremation arrangement. After the cremation is complete, you may choose to retain the cremated remains in a beautiful urn or other container, place them in a ground space or scatter them at sea or in a place that has special meaning. Our experienced funeral directors will assist you in developing a dignified cremation service that is right for you and your family.
1. Extensive documentation procedures guarantee that the cremated remains returned to the family are the cremated remains of their family member.
2. Viewing /Visitation
This event allows close family to receive relatives and friends before the service, typically with the casket present. This may be one or two days before the service. An evening prayer or scripture service may also be part of the visitation.
3. Funeral Home or House of Worship Services
Floral tributes surround the remains during a contemporary or religious chapel ceremony at the funeral home or house of worship followed by a procession to the cemetery. In coordination with a representative of your church, we will diligently see to it that every detail is planned and carried out according to your instructions. Music and readings may be incorporated into the service as desired as well as a prepared digital tribute to highlight the deceased's life and story.
4. Graveside Services
Graveside services are held at the site of burial often following a chapel or church service. These services consist of scripture readings, a eulogy, poetry, and music, and may be accompanied by a visitation or viewing the evening before. A graveside service is a sensible option when considering a small and discreet service.
5. Memorial Services
Memorial services are conducted when the deceased is not present and is meant to show honor and respect to all concerned. These services may take place anywhere the family desires. This is an opportunity to remember your loved one through fellowship with friends and family. A personalized memorial service with photographs and memoribilia can be held in our funeral home chapel, house of worship or a location of your choice.