Aftercare Services: The Support Continues After Cremation

By: Alterna Cremation
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

When a loved one passes, there is so much to deal with, from grief to legalities. Assistance in helping you process your loss shouldn't stop after cremation. 

Here are a few ways that we can support you on the pathway to healing: 

Grief and Loss Support

One of the ways that family members can receive support is through our library of resources regarding grief and loss. Whether you have lost family members, a friend, or beloved pets, we have resources to help you cope. You can learn about the stages of grief you’re likely to encounter, how to help children who have experienced a loss, and more. Please utilize our support.

Canada Pension Plan Funds

We can also help you access any funds available if your loved one paid into the Canada Pension Plan. This offers up to $2,500 in a lump sum payment to the family member responsible for paying for the private cremation (or communal cremation, if this is what you decide on). 

The exact amount of your payment will depend on age, how much was paid into the plan, and how long they paid for. We can help you navigate this so that you can determine what kind of services you can afford for your loved one. 

Scattering Services

Whether you’re looking for a family member, friend, or pet aftercare services, scattering is a great way to handle cremated remains. As part of our cremation services, we also offer this service at an additional cost.

Many people struggle with the idea of parting with their loved ones and may need us to assist in this situation. After the funeral service (if you choose to hold one), we can keep the ashes until our annual trip to scatter ashes on behalf of loving families. We spread the ashes in a very beautiful location, away from drinking water and roads. 

You may also choose to do a scattering service privately. 

Legal Advice

In the aftermath of a death, there are legalities that must be taken care of by the families of the deceased. These can include getting death certificates, contacting an attorney, the reading of the will, and more. While we don’t offer legal services, we can refer you to professionals who can help. 

Get the Support You Need

At Alterna Cremation, we want to give you the support you need to honour the life of a loved one with direct cremation services. If you want an affordable and simple way to celebrate a lost friend or family member, we can help guide you through the process. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support you. 


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