At Island Cremations & Funeral Home, we have a wide selection of funeral products available. We are here to help you with your choices, whether you are in immediate need or are pre-planning.
We provides compassionate, budget-conscious assistance to you and your family. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or just stop by for a tour of our funeral home, where we will be happy to provide you with any information you may require.
When choosing a casket, your first decision should be whether to have a wood or metal casket. From there, it is then a choice of the type of wood or metal. Caskets can be customized using additional adornments such as different handles, custom corners, and personalized panels, all of which provide a unique, fitting selection for your loved one.
We have provided a brief summary of the different options that are available to you:
Maple: Maple is a popular choice for hardwood caskets. It encompasses strength and beauty and is wear resistant with a grain that can either be straight or wavy and has a natural luster.
Pecan: A strong, heavy hardwood that is light in color, pecan caskets are popular among families desiring a fine hardwood casket, but who wish to moderate their expenses.
Eco-friendly: There are several options available for those who are environmentally conscious, while still combining beauty and strength. Please ask us for information on the options.
Bronze: Beautiful finishes and solid construction delivers the very finest of metal caskets, encompassing superior quality, strength, and durability.
Copper: Naturally non-rusting, a copper casket has a rich beauty, with a selection of finishes available.
Stainless steel: A natural choice for those who desire the added protection of a metal casket but at a more moderate price. Stainless steel is a popular choice, with a selection of styles to choose from.
Carbon steel: Available in a wide choice of colors, finishes, and style, a carbon steel casket can have various thicknesses, enabling greater flexibility when choosing a casket.
An urn is a small container used for holding the cremated remains. Urns may be buried, placed in a mausoleum, or kept at home. There is a huge choice of styles, prices, and materials, including bronze, hardwood, marble, glass, acrylic, and much more.
Please feel free to ask for more information or advice on our selections.
Mahogany: Mahogany has a reddish-brown hue and a closed grain, which lends itself to deep, rich colors and high luster finishes. A mahogany casket is an elegant choice when the very best wood casket is desired.
Walnut: A hardwood casket of walnut will be both elegant and dignified. Walnut has a striking grain color and pattern, together with a natural luster.
Oak: Known for its prominent grain, oak is a hardwood that depicts strength and durability. Oak is naturally a light to medium brown color, which can have a variety of stains and finishes added to it.
Pine: Pine is a durable wood that is characterized by a straight grain with a coloring of pale yellow to light brown. Due to being a “softer” wood, pine caskets can be stained and finished to achieve the desired effect. Pine makes an economical solid wood choice.
Cherry: Cherry is a beautiful hardwood with a warm, creamy reddish coloring. Caskets are available in a variety of styles.
When choosing a cremation service, there is also a choice of caskets:
Traditional wood casket: Adds warmth and beauty to a viewing service.
Wood cremation casket: Specifically constructed to be used for cremation. These are usually less expensive than traditional wood but still crafted with the same quality and care.
Hardboard casket: Featuring the look of a hardwood casket but constructed to be lighter in weight and fully combustible.
Rental casket: Designed especially for reuse, they comprise an exterior shell with an internal container. For sanitary purposes, embalming is required. The internal container remains with the body at the crematory; it is only the shell of the casket that is reused.