There are several factors that should be considered when selecting a cremation provider: Who is your trust being given to? Do they contract out or outsource your trust to other companies to do the cremation? How many people and how many times is your loved one transported prior to cremation? Are they properly identifying your loved one? Are you certain the cremated remains returned are your loved ones?
These are important issues. In the Seattle area many cremation providers do not own or operate their own crematory. Many cremation providers are never in possession of your loved one, nor are they able to identify them. Often, the initial removal of the deceased, refrigeration facility, and the cremation process will all be contracted out to third party vendors. They typically will not allow public access, nor will they show photos of their facility. Many cremation providers are newly founded and have not established any type of reputation, good or bad. We encourage families to visit and meet the staff in whom you are placing your trust.
Today, advertisements would lead you to believe the price of cremation is the only difference between cremation providers. We are suggesting there is a greater difference— peace of mind.
Evergreen Washelli is the best value in Seattle. The family receives that peace of mind knowing that from the time their loved one is entrusted to us, their family member never leaves our care. We own and operate our own crematory located on our Aurora property, and have for more than fifty years. We control all of the procedures and processes, from start to finish. We do not cremate for any outside organizations. All cremations are individually performed, and our crematory is available to be inspected or toured at a moment’s notice. It is important that families are confident that the cremated remains we are returning to them are indeed those of their loved ones. At Evergreen Washelli, you will know in whom you are placing your trust, where your loved one will travel, and if the crematory is adequately maintained. We encourage you to gather the necessary information in order to make an informed decision. Feel free to contact us with questions or to learn more about cremation at (206)362-5200 or visit us on our website.