Today, most families choose cremation rather than burial for a variety of reasons, including religious and cultural beliefs, financial savings, and environmental concerns.
A witness cremation offers family and friends the opportunity to have an ID viewing and simple ceremony before the cremation process.This option allows the family to say goodbye which can be very healing and therapeutic, especially in the case of sudden or traumatic death.
A witness cremation is an intimate affair with usually a small gathering of close family members held at our crematory.
After the ID-viewing and simple ceremony, the family may choose to help the attendant insert the casket into the chamber and start the machinery. A Sacred Crossing Guide will be there to support your family throughout the process.
WHY CHOOSE A WITNESS CREMATION WITH SACRED CROSSINGS
At Sacred Crossings Funeral Home, we are committed to maintaining the sacred while holding you and your loved-ones with care and compassion during the entire process.
If you would like to decorate the cremation box, we can arrange to have one delivered to your home (cost varies depending on distance). This can be a very healing ritual, especially for young children who have a chance to participate and express their love in messages and art work. You may bring the decorated box to our facility on the day of the cremation, or we can arrange to have it transported. This service allows family and friends to personalize the cremation box, adding a tender touch to soften an industrialized process.
Whether you choose a home funeral followed by a witness cremation or a simple service at the crematory, a Celebrant or Sacred Crossings Guide will be there to support you every step of the way.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR WITNESS CREMATION SERVICE
- The opportunity to view the body, close the cremation casket and hold a memorable 10-minute goodbye ceremony at our cremation facility
- Witnessing the insertion of the cremation box into the retort
- Family starts the machinery
- Return of ashes to the family the following day
HOW TO BOOK YOUR LA WITNESS CREMATION
Our witness cremation service may be booked via e-mail or over the phone. Our prices are fair and reasonable and include personalized support from our trained Death Midwives.
Please contact us directly to discuss booking your service, and explore other options such as a home funeral or celebrant services, if needed.
CONTACT SACRED CROSSINGS FUNERAL HOME TODAY
If you are located in the Los Angeles County area and are interested in learning more about our witness cremation options, please send us a message today. Our funeral home specializes in green, environmentally sensitive products and after-death care practices and can help you to make educated decisions for your loved ones after death. Contact us today.
We are proud to serve Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Pasadena, Ventura, Santa Monica, and the surrounding areas.
Our Administrative Office Location:
28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 211, Agoura Hills, CA 91301