Providing a permanent resting place
These days, many people think it’s acceptable to simply scatter a loved one’s cremated body in their favorite place, bury the cremated body in the backyard, or place them in an urn to keep at home.
Those may “feel” like fine choices under the emotional stress of a death, but eventually, you will probably sell your home where the cremated body is buried. Your children or grandchildren may not want an urn full of your loved one’s cremated body. Or, the park where you scattered your loved one’s cremated body becomes a construction site for a new office park.
At Lakeside, we believe that everyone deserves a permanent, protected place to rest. Typically you honor your life – or the life of a loved one – with any type of funeral service you want, followed by cremation, and then placement of the cremated body either above ground (in a niche) or in-ground (scattering or burial).
Providing a final resting place helps family and friends, by allowing the natural grieving process to take place in a safe, sacred environment. You can plan a permanent memorial – a stone, monument, sculpture, or even a simple plaque – giving loved ones a place to go and pay their respects. Most importantly, you can rest assured knowing that Lakeside 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.