Cremation Memorial Stones
We work with Parting Stones to bring you an alternative style to bringing your loved one's ashes home.
Introducing Parting Stones
Cremation memorial stones are an alternative to keeping ashes in an urn.
At Creech's, we have partnered with Parting Stone, a company that will convert your loved one's ashes into stones that are unique and beautiful.
What do ash stones look like?
Cremation ash stones look like smooth oval pebble like rocks. Each one is uniquely and naturally coloured and shaped. Cremation ashes come in a course powdered form after your loved one is cremated. They usually kept in an urn or scattered or buried. However using Parting Stone's unique process, the ashes are solidified and shaped into a grouping of beautiful stones that you can keep and display.
What are solidified remains?
Solidified remains are the result of a specially developed post-cremation process offering a more comfortable experience for living with remains. With this solidification service, instead of keeping a box or urn of ashes you can keep a collection of stone-like remains. Parting Stone™ solidified remains are the full amount of remains in a solid and clean form.
What do the stones look like? Are they unique?
The process often returns white stones, or the memorial stones may have a hue of blue or green, or occasionally an unusual colour variation. The size of the ash stones in any given collection range from thumb-nail size up to palm-sized. The texture can also vary from batch to batch. Occasionally, a stone may crack or break during the process. All of these variabilities are natural to the process and are beautiful features of that particular individual’s remains. All stones are clean, polished, and allow for a tactile remembering experience.
What can I do with my loved one's ash stones?
People that choose to solidify their loved one's ashes into stones can do a variety of things with them. Here are a few ideas:
•Display them in a place of honour.
•Place them in a garden.
•Bury them in a special place.
•Share them with family
•Keep them close by carrying them with you.
•Place them in various locations that are special to the family and the loved one.
How many memorial stones are created from an adults ashes?
From an adult's full cremated remains, 40-60 cremation stones are produced. Fewer stones will be produced if you only have some of the ashes or if the ashes are the cremated remains of a smaller person or a child.
Are any of the cremated remains lost in the process?
It is our priority to maintain the full-amount of remains throughout the solidification process. Each set of remains performs slightly differently and our partner lab take uses a scientific approach to ensure the highest possible success rate and the most beautiful material. For this reason, the lab may test a small sample of your decedent’s remains before solidifying the full amount. The resulting test residue guides our process, but it is not returned. Additionally, there are parts of the process that may result in the loss of trace amounts of remains including but not limited to air-born dust during production or residue loss during polishing.
How much cremated remains is needed to make the stones?
The lab process transforms the full amount of your loved one’s cremated remains into stones. If you are not in possession of the full amount, or you have already scattered some of the ashes, that is okay. A minimum of ¼ cup of cremated remains is required to successfully complete the process. It typically yields a 1:1 ratio of cremated remains to solidified remains by volume.
Should you decide to convert your loved one's ashes at the time of cremation or after the fact, we are happy to help. Please feel free to call at 780-842-4211. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have, and help decide if parting stones is the right option for you.
Creech's Funeral Home | Wainwright Funeral Services Ltd. 905-9th Street Wainwright, AB T9W 1E1 Phone (780) 842-4211