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Pet Services

Our funeral home does not offer pet cremations.

BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch is the pet crematorium in our area.
Their address and phone number are below.

East Kootenay S.P.C.A.
3339 - Highway 3 & 95, PO Box 2 
Cranbrook, British Columbia  
V1C 4H6 
Ph: 250-426-6751

Animals are wonderfully agreeable friends. They ask so little of us, and give so much love in return. When it comes time for you to let go of your animal companion, making the decisions on how to care for their physical remains can be heart-wrenching.

The information below gives information on types of pet cremation.

Private Cremation

A private cremation means your pet is placed in the cremation chamber alone. Upon completion of the cremation, your pet's cremated remains are removed from the chamber, and returned to you, in an urn of your choice.

Viewing Cremation

Many times family members want to be involved in the cremation of their pet. This is just like a private cremation, but your family is present during the cremation in a viewing room. This option is not available at all crematories. Please ask the BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch staff for further information.

Individual Cremation

Here, your pet shares space in the cremation chamber with other pets, but as each pet carries a unique identification tag into the chamber, you’re ensured of receiving only your pet’s cremated remains, in the urn of your choice.

Communal Cremation

In a communal cremation, your pet is cremated along with a number of other pets, and the cremated remains are not separated. No cremated remains are returned to you. It is common practice for these cremated remains to be scattered on private land.