When a loved one passes, grief is the first thing on the family’s
minds. It can be really hard for grieving individuals to focus on anything
else, particularly planning a funeral. Thankfully, the staff at Valley
of the Temples is here to guide you and your family through the process.
Different families have different ways they prefer to memorialize their
loved ones, and our services will accommodate anyone’s wishes. There
are many factors to consider when choosing a service option such as the
deceased’s wishes (if known), the immediate family’s needs,
and religious or cultural traditions. Our cremation options are extremely
customizable to accommodate different religious and cultural beliefs.
There are three main types of services, but each can be customized to
fit any family’s needs:
Ceremonial cremation gives the family a chance to visit the full body
before cremation actually takes place. After the body is cremated, the
family receives the ashes to scatter them or hold a formal memorial service.
The greatest advantage of this option is that it allows you to view your
loved one’s body one last time. This is an important step in the
grieving process for some people, because it allows them to say goodbye.
Memorial cremation involves a memorial service with a ceremonial urn containing
your loved one’s ashes. The ceremony is held at one of our beautiful
and unique facilities. This option can be beneficial for people who have
a hard time looking at their deceased loved ones. It can help people accept
the fact that the individual is no longer physically with them, since
the body is gone.
Non-ceremonial cremation focuses on the act of cremation. The service
includes transportation of the deceased and the cremation itself. A relative
receives the urn holding the ashes. This option helps with grief by allowing
the family to see their loved one “pass on” as the body is
cremated in front of them. This can help people accept death by symbolizing
the act of passing on from this life.
After the cremation takes place, the family has to choose the best way
to preserve the ashes. Valley of the Temples offers three types of memorials:
Haka Houses are similar to traditional gravestones. They feature stone
monuments made of granite placed on individual lots. Haka Houses are a
very affordable option for families. The monuments are elegant and have
ample space between structures to allow the family to honor their loved
one in solitude.
Byodo-In Temple Niche
The Byodo-In Temple is a very exclusive location for urn interments. The
niches in the glass front niche room hold up to six urns. The niche room
is next to the Buddha statue inside the temple. The beautiful temple features
traditional Asian architecture and is surrounded by lush greenery.
This option features a niche in the Truesdale Memorial Chapel on Chapel
Hill. The location features a beautiful view of the entire park, the Koolau
Mountains, and the ocean. The chapel provides a tranquil, quiet environment
for families to honor their loved ones while still viewing the surrounding
Taking the Next Step
If you are planning a cremation service near Oahu, Valley of the Temples
Memorial Park can help you select the best option for your loved one.
Call us today at (808) 239-8811 or visit us online to learn more about our
funeral services. Our expert staff will guide you and your family through the service, as
well as what to do afterward. Grief is an undeniably hard process to get
through, but a proper memorial service helps the family honor and remember
their loved one for years to come.