First, consider whether the deceased will be cremated or not. If the deceased has made this decision before his or her death, it is the responsibility of the family members, or whoever is making the decisions, to honor this wish. If the deceased had not expressed his or her wishes, it is up to the family members to decide whether the body be cremated or not.
What is to be done with the ashes after cremation is also a thing that affect the costs. The ashes might be buried and the cost for a burial plot, grave opening, and grave closing will have to be paid. Ashes that are spread at sea come with the cost of boat tickets. There are some people who place the urn filled with the ashes in a mausoleum at the grave yard and the cost of this is dependent on the grave yard that is used.
Memorial gardens offer a sanctuary in more ways than one. A sanctuary, literally, means a place that offers relief, solace or freedom from grief and pain. Creating your own garden retreat allows you to customize a space that is truly full of meaning for you. Memorial sanctuaries are therapeutic places where you can just meditate, sit, think, remember or spend a few minutes to honor the memory of your dearly departed pet. To this effect, pet owners often try to make these gardens peaceful, colorful, quiet and lovely. Tall trees, green grass, flowing waters and garden flowers all form a significant part of your very own pet memorial garden. Pet grave markers or memorial stones are often nestled in a bed of flowers, placed at the base of a special tree or added to a rock garden.
Some people may find comfort in reading books about the loss of a pet or books that help people with the grieving process. Forever Pets carries several books on the subject. Gary Kowalski’s Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet has four stars out of five on Amazon and a search for “pet loss books” on that site will yield a number of titles to help people deal with a pet’s death.
The very next morning, Dad passed away. We immediately called the Donor program and they arranged for Hardee Mortuary to pick up Dad’s body and transport him to Duke Hospital and then back to Atlantic. The men from Hardee were so professional and so compassionate! Words cannot express our gratitude to them. They even arranged Dad’s body on their stretcher and allowed Mom and I to have one final goodbye.
The cost of smaller to larger Pet burial Pittsburgh ranges between $55 to $350. The most expensive option is of pet burial is a pet cemetery, which may cost you upto $500 for a space even for a small pet like cat.
English and Japanese garden themes are particularly well-suited for a memorial garden sanctuary because of the availability of benches and other restful places to sit and lose yourself. Sub-tropical gardens also offer you wide sweeping beds for placing the pet grave marker or stone. Rock gardens are ideal because the pet grave marker or stone is easily visible. The setting is rugged and comfortable.
The author of this article is in no way connected to any of the above-listed funeral homes. None of these companies has offered any compensation for this article or asked for this article to be written. This is a completely unbiased, first-hand report of how four Wilmington-area mortuaries treated the author and her family in a time of loss and grief.