Your loved one never leaves our care. We own and operate our own crematory so that we can provide careful, dignified handling of every cremation, which insures against misplacing or misidentifying loved one's remains. This practice enhances our "Families Peace Of Mind," knowing all cremations are done on-site by trained cremation specialists. With Silver Lining Cremations your loved one never leaves our care and is placed in our refrigerated holding area, when embalming is not selected. This practice also allows the out-of-town family the opportunity to say their last goodbyes and have some closure before the cremation.
We do have the capability to accommodate large groups to witness cremations and/or religious ceremonies. A witness cremation is a service provided by a few crematories that allow families the option to watch as their loved one is being loaded into the retort. This service is usually performed for an additional fee. We are equipped with a “viewing room” that has a large window for the family to watch out of. The body of your loved one will have been placed in a heavy cardboard box or cremation casket, depending on which you have chosen. Once everyone is ready, the retort operator will slide the body into the retort, close the retort door and switch it on. Pushing the button begins the cremation. We do allow a family member to push the button to start the cremation as we know that is an important part of the farewell for certain religions.
We welcome all religions and spiritual traditions. It is our honor to be there for families in such a difficult time.
The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case, and we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life. After the cremation and memorial services, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition: