For more than 140 years, families throughout the East Bay area have turned
to Chapel of the Chimes for end of life services. With on-site
cremation services, families can find comfort in knowing that our funeral directors closely
monitor each phase of the cremation process to make sure that each individual
is treated with the utmost respect and dignity. If your loved one preferred
a cremation rather than burial services, your family has a wide range
of ceremony and memorial options to choose from.
Simple Ceremonial Cremation
When planning a cremation ceremony, your family must decide whether it
would be best to hold the visitation prior to the cremation. This would
allow mourners to say their final goodbyes in front of an open or closed
casket. If your family prefers this option, choose our Simple Ceremonial
Cremation. Following the visitation, a private gathering or religious
ceremony may take place. Afterward, the cremains are returned to your family.
Simple Memorial Cremation
Many families find it best to
hold a ceremony after the cremation. In lieu of a full-body visitation, our Simple Memorial Cremation provides
for a religious or ceremonial gathering following the return of the cremains.
It is not uncommon for a loved one to have expressed in his or her final
wishes that no ceremony or funeral service is to be held. Likewise, some
families find that this option best suits them, for various reasons. They
may have difficulty undertaking the emotional turmoil that can accompany
a ceremony, for instance. If you choose a non-ceremonial cremation, our
funeral home will bring your loved one directly into our care. After the
cremation, we provide delivery of the ashes to you, or to your place or
person of preference.
The caring staff at Chapel of the Chimes holds the dignity of your lost
loved one in our highest regard. It is our wish that your family will
find the guidance you need at our funeral home in Hayward to respectfully
say goodbye to your loved one. If you would like to
request more information about our cremation services or other options, please call (510) 471-3363
or visit our website.