Cremation

For over 25 years, CARE Funeral has provided affordable cremation to families. We service Victoria BC and the lower part of Vancouver Island. Our various packages allow families to choose the best service to honour the life of their loved one.

We offer affordable cremation packages for all family budgets.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you throughout the entire funeral process. Let us take care of all the small details so you don’t have to. We will submit paperwork and permits as quickly as possible so there are no delays. Rest easy knowing we will ensure your loved one is taken care of in a compassionate manor throughout the cremation process.

Why choose cremation?

Cremation is an alternative to the traditional burial service. Cremation may have been requested by the deceased, chosen because of religious beliefs or as a more environmentally friendly burial option. The average adult’s cremated remains are around 8 pounds and can be buried or scattered or a family may choose to keep the remains in a decorative urn.

Cremation Costs

At CARE Funeral Services we offer a variety of affordable cremation packages that work with families budgets while offering the best service and quality and no hidden costs. This allows the families we work with savings they are then able to use to help with the cost of a memorial service or celebration of life for their loved one. If you have any questions or concerns about about the cost of our cremation packages, please give us a call, we would be happy to discuss different options that are available to you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation

Do I need a casket for cremation?

A casket is not required for cremation when an alternative container made out of cardboard or wood is used.

Can the body be viewed before the cremation?

Yes, we can arrange for immediate family and loved ones to view the deceased before cremation.

Can we witness the cremation?

Yes. Arrangements can be made for family members to witness the cremation.

Can we bring the urn into our church?

Yes. Most Catholic and Protestant churches allow for urns to be a part of the memorial service or mass. Having the urn be a part of the funeral service provides a focal point for the service.

What happens with the cremated remains?

Cremated remains can be buried in a cremation garden or cemetery, interred, scattered or kept at home in a decorative urn.

How long does the cremation take?

The time the process takes depends on the the deceased’s weight. Cremation for the average sized adult takes approximately two to three hours to complete.

What do the cremated remains look like?

Cremated remains are light grey or whitish in colour and often resembles coarse sand. With the exception of microscopic particles all of the cremated remains are returned to the family and will usually weight between 7 and 8 pounds.

Do I need an urn?

While not required by law, an urn is often chosen for those having a memorial service or burying the remains in a cemetery or cremation garden. If an urn is not provided or purchased, we will return the cremated remains in a temporary plastic container.