Cremation Services

 

 

 

 


Tracy McFee – General Manager

To make certain that proper cremation procedures are followed at all times, Oliver’s Funeral Home owns and operates its own crematorium - the only one in Greater Grande Prairie. This ensures that your loved one never leaves our care, giving us all peace of mind.

Cremation is an alternative to the burial process. The deceased is placed in a casket that is combustible and placed in a special furnace called a cremation retort or a crematory where, through intense heat, the body is reduced to bone fragments that are then crushed and pulverized to resemble course sand. The cremated remains of an average adult body will weigh about 7-8 pounds. Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burial or other forms of disposition.

Cremated remains can be scattered or buried or they may be kept with the family in a decorative urn. There are many new and different ways to dispose of cremated remains today. Examples include placing cremated remains in an artificial coral reef in the ocean, launching them up into space, sending them up in helium balloons or spinning them into glass pieces of art or diamonds.

See our Cremation FAQ page to learn how long a cremation takes, what to do with the cremated remains and other answers to commonly asked questions.

 

If you have other questions, please give us a call. We would be pleased to have a conversation with you and there’s absolutely no obligation. If you prefer, please send us an e-mail or even drop by and speak to us face-to-face (we’ll even buy you a coffee).

Telephone: 780.532.2929

E-mail: info@oliversfuneralhome.com

Please be assured that our family at Oliver’s will make sure you understand all options before making decisions.

That is our promise to you.

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