At Westlock Funeral Home Ltd. we arrange different types of funerals to meet individual needs. The main focus should always be on the wishes of the deceased. If the deceased did not express any clear wish while he or she was alive, we recommend that the relatives and other loved ones ask themselves the following questions when choosing the type of funeral:
We will meet with you personally to discuss these concerns.
On the following pages you will find more detailed information about the individual types of funerals:
Earth burial is one of the oldest and most traditional types of funerals. The deceased is placed in a casket and buried in either a single row plot or family grave site.
As a general rule, the deceased is buried in or near their hometown. Only in exceptional cases can a cemetery in another location be chosen.
Relatives and loved ones can always visit the grave whenever they feel the need, place flowers or other items there in memory of the deceased, and be close to the departed.
Cremation can be performed with or without a funeral service. In this form of funeral, the deceased is cremated in a casket at our crematorium. The remaining ashes are stored in an urn and then handed over to a chosen cemetery for burial. The choices of burial sites range from an urn burial site, family grave site, mausoleum or anonymous urn burial plot.
Note: Cremation is only possible if the deceased gave written consent to cremation while he or she was still alive. If the deceased has not left a will indicating the type of funeral desired, a cremation can also be arranged by the next of kin.
Cremation may also precede an anonymous burial. The urn is buried in the presence of relatives in an anonymous urn burial site. There are no grave site maintenance services.
Note: Anonymous urn burial is only possible if the deceased gave written consent to such a burial while he or she was still alive. If the deceased has not left good indications of the type of funeral desired, an anonymous urn burial can also be arranged by the next of kin.
Anatomical gifts are used for teaching courses in human anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate medical, dental and allied health professional students. For more information contact us.
The personality of the deceased and his or her loved ones has always been the top priority in our work. We would like to properly say goodbye to each deceased person and therefore plan the decoration of the casket and all of the memorabilia / decorations in the funeral home in accordance with the deceased's wishes and as a reflection of his or her personality. We will help you select the casket or urn.
In close coordination with the relatives, we take care of: