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330-18th Street North
Brandon, MB R7A 7P3
Phone: 204-727-0330
Fax: 204-725-0971

Choosing the Products - Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre

Memories Chapel is please to provide one of the most diverse selections of funeral products and merchandise available. Below are a variety of categories detailing selections including caskets, cremation containers, personalization pieces and memorialization products.  Please contact us for more information or to arrange an appointment to view the many selections available. If you are looking for a specific make and model, let us know, if we don't have it in stock, there is a good chance we can order it in for you. Please contact us and we'll do our best to find it for you.

Casket Selections

Caskets are made from a variety of materials and come in a wide range of colours and price ranges.  Choose from cloth caskets, wood caskets, metal caskets and others. Many caskets can be personalized to pay a fitting tribute to your loved one.

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Urn Selections

When cremation occurs the cremated remains are generally placed in a permanent urn.  The urn may be present for services, used for the final interment or kept in a special place in the home.  Urns are made of numerous materials generally in categories of hardwood, metal, stone or various synthetic materials. Many families have appreciated the option of personalized engraving.  This may include an inscription of the deceased's name and dates of birth and death.  A wide selection of symbols is also available which may reflect hobbies, interests or affiliations.  Generally speaking, two or three business days are required in order to ensure that the personalized urn will arrive in time for the service.  We also offer a selection of temporary urns for those selecting scattering, and miniature urns or jewelery urns also called "keepsakes" which will hold a token portion of the cremated remains, a lock of hair or earth from the gravesite.

The value of an urn is determined by the material from which is it made and the craftsmanship involved in its production.  A wide range is offered providing choices in all price ranges.

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Cremation Vaults

Should cremation be the chosen method of disposition, a casket is not required. A cremation container to hold the body of your loved one is an alternative to the casket. If you choose to have a viewing with the body present, you can rent or purchase a casket from the funeral home.

Outer Container or Casket Vault Selections

Casket Vaults

At most cemeteries, vaults are not mandatory.  However, casket burials at Rosewood Memorial Gardens and in certain sections at the Brandon Cemetery require an outer container. 

Outer burial vaults are used primarily for two specific reasons:

  1. To protect the casket and remains: For many families this is extremely important and to some families it is not. The choice is yours, although many cemeteries and their maintenance people wish you to have an outer concrete burial vault at the time of burial, the choice is always yours.
  2. To support the grave: We have all walked in cemeteries, and have found the ground to be very uneven in many areas. The use of a vault eliminates the secondary settling of the grave. Many cemeteries prefer the use of burial vaults for maintenance reasons.

Polypropylene or Concrete

Outer burial vaults range from a polypropylene vault to a non-lined outer burial vault and serves as basic protection from the gravesite elements, and finally to a double reinforced outer burial vaults which are designed for families who wish a more permanent protective burial vault. Lined vaults are constructed with a combination of concrete cores, steel reinforcement and with inner liner materials ranging from ABS plastic, Polystyrene, Stainless Steel to the maximum lining for the maximum protection available such as a Copper or Bronze lining. Lined vaults are designed to protect the deceased and the casket against the entrance of any water or foreign grave elements.

All of the above outer burial vaults have a unique tongue and grove design in the cover and the base of the vault. Depending on whether the vault is a sealed unit a special sealant is applied before the cover is moved into place.

An outer burial vault cover may also have the deceased's name, year of birth and year of death inscribed on a special plate.

Wilbert Cemetery Installation

Professional installation, a gravesite canopy as well as the grave dressings and custom lowering device are all included when a Wilbert Burial Vault is chosen.

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Memorialization Products

There are a number of ways to memorialize your loved one and ensure they are remembered and honoured. Choose from a line of personalized stationary to send those attending the service home with a keepsake, or honour the life lived with a DVD tribute video. There are many memorialization options that can help you say your final goodbyes and remember a life well lived.

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If you have questions or would like to explore your options, please contact us.

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