Purchasing an urn is not mandatory and that choice is completely up to the family. When a loved one’s cremated remains are returned to us from the crematorium, they are contained in a plastic bag which is placed into a white cardboard box. That receptacle can be buried at a cemetery, placed into a niche or can be scattered(check local bylaws and regulations). If a family chooses something personal to use as an urn (providing it is large enough), they are more than welcome to bring it in. We have had families bring in beautiful jars and even handmade pieces to place ashes into. Should a family wish to purchase an urn, we have a beautiful and affordable variety of urns for our families to choose from. No matter what, we will make sure that their loved one’s cremated remains are returned back to the family safely and respectfully.
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