We often find that many people do not realize cremated remains can be buried. Families who are making the arrangements for cremation often struggle with what to do with the cremated remains after the service. Some families feel a need or desire to keep the cremated remains at home. That is certainly an option, but we always encourage families to think about a permanent option, such as scattering, purchasing a niche, or burying the cremated remains. For many years, Pinewood has allowed for two sets of cremated remains to be buried on a single grave. Today we also offer cremation graves, which are smaller than a traditional grave but will still accommodate two sets of cremated remains.
A recent addition to Pinewood Memorial Park, a Columbarium is a free-standing structure built for placement of cremation urns. Currently we have one columbarium located in the newest section of the park, Maplewood. In contrast to the mausoleum niches, the columbarium utilizes engraving instead of bronze markers and does not allow for vases, which presents a cleaner appearance. Another unique feature of the columbarium is that it offers double depth niches, which allow for two sets of cremated remains to be placed in the same space.
Pinewood Memorial Park currently has four mausoleums, with the fourth recently completed in 2019. Each of the four buildings offer niche options for cremated remains. Niche options are available on the interior and exterior of the buildings. Mausoleum niches are marked with a bronze marker and allow for vases to be installed.