All Garnand Funeral Homes are full-service funeral
establishments offering personal, distinctive and affordable
services to individuals and families of all religious faiths.
Listed below is a general outline of the many services we offer.
Please feel free to Contact Us at your convenience for a professional,
no cost or obligation consultation, regarding any aspect of
our services, merchandise or community resources.
- Twenty-four (24) hour staff availability.
- “Proudly Independent” – Owned and Operated
by residents of the local area.
- Accommodating to all major religious faiths.
- Full-service funeral establishments, providing a complete
array of diversified funeral, cremation, memorialization and
alternative funeral service options.
- Complete line of quality, affordable funeral merchandise
including: Caskets, Burial Vaults, Grave Liners, Cremation
Urns, Flowers, Keepsakes, Monuments And Markers, Memorials,
Prayer and Mass Cards, Acknowledgement Cards, etc.
- Professional, personalized, affordable, caring, dignified
- All Funeral Directors are fully educated, licensed and
experienced in all aspects of funeral and cremation service,
along with being compassionate, dedicated and helpful people.
- Transfer service to locations around the world.
- Complete assistance with Veterans and Social Security Death
- Insurance processing, union or fraternal insurance processing,
- Complete Funeral Prearrangement Planning (funded and non-funded
- Traditional Funeral Services
- Abbreviated (same day visitation/funeral)
- Immediate Disposition
- Alternative (memorial service, celebration service, humanistic
- Cremation (with or without visitation/funeral service)
- Anatomical Donation
- Organ Donation
- Out-Of-Town Arrangements (ship-in and ship-out, anywhere
around the world)
- We believe in flexible, sincere and highly personalized
- Burial At Sea
- Continuing Care
Across North America more and more families are asking about
or considering cremation. Cremation dates back to ancient times
and is a common form of final disposition. If you are considering
cremation, you need to know about the many options available
to you through Garnand Funeral Homes. When making cremation
arrangements, keep in mind, you have unlimited options for memorialization.
The most important thing is to create a farewell event that
is meaningful and satisfying to you and others who will participate.
Remember, there is no "standard" cremation arrangement.
We have the experience to assist you in developing a customized
cremation service that is "just right" for you and
What is Cremation?
Some of the more common misunderstandings about cremation are;
that the final result of cremation is a residue of ashes, or
cremation is the final disposition of the deceased. Neither
is correct. Cremation is a process of preparing human remains
for final disposition. It is a technical heating process, which
reduces the remains to its basic elements, primarily bone particles
and fragments, which are referred to as "cremated remains".
This reduction takes place through heat and evaporation in a
cremation chamber. The basic elements remaining after cremation,
depending on the size of the deceased, usually weigh on average,
of approximately 5 lbs. and are further reduced in size for
placement in either a permanent urn or a temporary container,
suitable for transport.
Variety of Options/Services
Cremation in no way alters the purpose of visitation and funeral
ceremonies. Such rites are for the benefit of the living, to
help family and friends find support during their bereavement
and to honor the life and memory of the deceased.
Nevertheless, the decision for cremation should be shared.
A person may have often said, not necessarily in jest, "Just
cremate me and dump the ashes." But when death does come,
will that person's closest loved ones be comfortable with such
This poses a strong argument for prearrangement, in which
decisions can be carefully considered and discussed without
the pressures of time and emotion immediately after a loved
Cremation creates new options…and as with any funeral,
arrangements can be as individual as the people involved.
Most families choose to hold services, which help the bereaved
cope with the loss of a loved one. Services or ceremonies can
precede or follow the actual cremation. Prior to cremation there
may be a gathering, which may be either public or private, with
an open or closed casket. When the service follows the cremation,
a receptacle (or urn) containing the cremated remains may take
a place of prominence. Following the ceremony, the final disposition
of the cremated remains takes place. Cremation offers families
choices for final disposition of the cremated remains and with
cremation; you have the opportunity to select from a wide array
of caskets, urns and keepsake memorials.
Garnand Funeral Homes offer, to each family, the ability to
create meaningful and unique funeral ceremonies to remember
their loved ones.
Often the funeral service involves the family receiving friends
to express their condolences with a viewing of the body in a
casket. This "visitation" is often held at the funeral
home the evening before the funeral or can be held at the family
home or other facility.
The funeral service takes place in a church or funeral home
and concludes with the committal service, where the body will
be placed in its final resting place. If cremation is chosen,
following the services the cremated remains are buried, entombed,
scattered or kept by the family.
When no church or funeral home chapel service is desired,
the funeral is held at the gravesite before burial or at the
mausoleum for entombment above ground. If cremation is chosen
before the service, the cremated remains can be present for
a service at the grave or mausoleum
With all these services the selection of just the right merchandise
is vitally important to creating a meaningful remembrance service.
Caskets used when families request viewing of the deceased.
They come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Primarily
caskets are made of two types of material, wood or metal. We
offer each in an affordable price range for all families.
We provide quality concrete protective burial vaults. Vaults
are a requirement of the cemetery to hold the integrity of the
grave. Vaults should not be confused with concrete grave liners
often sold by cemeteries. We offer a wide variety of each in
an affordable price range for all families.
Urns are purchased in conjunction with cremation services.
They may not be required but are often purchased as a unit to
hold the cremated remains. We offer a wide variety of quality
urns to choose from in various materials and affordable price
ranges for all families.