People choose cremation for a variety of reasons. Some do so based on environmental considerations. Others have philosophical or religious reasons. Still others choose cremation because they feel it is simpler and less complicated.

Washington has one of the highest cremation rates in the country; about 70% of people here are cremated. Bonney-Watson has been offering cremation since 1912.

Accepted by Most Faith Traditions

Some people are surprised to learn that cremation is recognized as an acceptable form of disposition by most major faiths. Cremation is not currently allowed by the Orthodox Jews, people of Islamic faith, Eastern Orthodox religion and some Fundamental Christian sects. Cremation is an accepted method of disposition for all other religions, including Roman Catholics.

Flexibility for Unique Celebrations

Cremation offers a number of life celebration options. You can honor the life of someone who has been cremated with or without a visitation, funeral or burial service. Or, you can have a memorial celebration at one of Bonney-Watson’s four funeral homes, or at a local venue such as Robinswood or Clise Mansion. Some families hold a small private reception at home or at a favorite locale, such as a beach or park. Whatever you decide, Bonney-Watson can help make all the arrangements.

Your Loved One Never Leaves Our Care

While price is an important consideration, make sure you know what your cremation service provider offers and what you receive for their fee. Bonney-Watson differentiates ourselves from other cremation providers because we have on-site crematory facilities. This means that your deceased family member never leaves our care, reducing chances for error. We also encourage families to personally inspect our crematory facilities, and we strictly adhere to a code of ethics that assures you of our commitment to dignity and honesty.