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CANA CREMATION PRACTICES

We are proud members of the Cremation Association of North America and every cremation we perform follows their operating guidelines, procedures and Code of Cremation Practice as described below. A fundamental element of the CANA procedures is the assignment of a unique identification number to each cremation that we perform. This identification number is assigned when the decedent is delivered to our crematory. We also maintain a hand written log book with the name of the decedent and identification number. A stainless steel tag with the identification number is then placed with the decedent. This tag stays with the decedent at our facility and ends up with the cremated remains either in the urn or the temporary container.

CANA Code of Cremation Practice:

In the practice of cremation, we believe:

  • In dignity and respect in the care of the deceased, in compassion for the living who survive them, and in the memorialization of life.
  • That a Cremation Authority should be responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect at all times.
  • That the greatest care should be taken in the appointment of crematory staff members, any of whom must not, by conduct or demeanor, bring the crematory or cremation into disrepute.
  • That cremation should be considered as preparation for memorialization.
  • That the dead of our society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivor.