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Create & Save Your Online Burial Plan

What is Burial?

Burial is the process of placing the body inside a container (casket) to be lowered into the ground at a cemetery or placed in a mausoleum.

(click here to see our Glossary of Terms for more information)

Burial Service and Ceremony Options

There are number of service and ceremony options for you to consider with burial as your craft your personal funeral plan. This is a very personal choice ranging from a full service funeral with visitation taking place prior to a contemporary or religious ceremony followed by the service and a reception afterwards; to a Memorial service at the community center and your body present with food, music and drinks; to a basic Graveside service with only immediate family in attendance. Incorporating video, music food, memento’s, readings, and selecting the location of the funeral events are all part of selecting the services which are right for you.


Wood Caskets, Metal Caskets and Vaults

Selecting the type of container for your burial is an important part of your personal funeral plan. Perhaps you would prefer a wood casket for its warmth and unique grain patterns or a metal casket for its elegant finish and color options.

(see our blog on Selecting a Casket or Container)


Keepsakes and Jewellery

Prior to your body being placed in the ground, you may wish to have a small DNA sample taken and preserved for future generations if needed or a small sample of your hair placed in a keepsake, locket or another piece of jewellery. These options encourage other members of your family to participate in the planning of your service and product selections.

Receptions, Gatherings and Party Options

Use your imagination when selecting the venue for your service and reception! Maybe you want to stay at the reception facility provided by your funeral provider. Other options are the golf club, your local church or hotels, that already have experience hosting receptions and parties.

Click here to see our blog on Creating a Celebration of Life or Memorial Service for details to consider when selecting the venue that is right for you.


Reception Menu’s

Sharing food and drink can be an important part of your funeral celebration, gathering or party. Would you like a fully catered, sit-down meal with wine, or maybe a sandwich tray with desserts? The food and alcohol choices are limited by only your wishes and imagination.

Stationery and Flowers

Personalize your funeral plan from a large selection of flowers and stationery options.  Many of the stationery packages can be customized using a number of themes, designs, and colors. Your stationery package also may include bookmarks, candles, thank you cards, memory cards, and guest books. Floral arrangements come in a host of flower types, colors and designs to be included in your funeral event.

Your Music Selections

You may like to have some of your favorite music played during the service, visitation, or reception. From gospel to rock, country to hip hop, and all tastes in between, music helps make your cremation service personal to you.

Once you have decided to start building your burial funeral plan, you will see a category bar along the top of your screen.  There are “Required Selections” that must be completed, as well as “Optional Selections” for you to select from.  You will not be able to finalize your burial funeral plan until the “Required Selections” have been made.  You may move between icons depending upon your interests at any time.  Once you have selected a service or product from the category, a green checkmark will appear in the circle indicating that the selection is now included in your burial funeral plan and will appear in your cart later in the arrangement process.

After selecting the services and products for your burial funeral plan, begin the submission process by clicking “View Plan.”  Next, save your burial funeral plan to your profile where you will have the option of selecting up to three funeral providers of your choice to receive more information or simply save the information in your profile.