Open Casket

Open Casket

For many family, cultural, and religious traditions, an open casket or viewing is an important part of honouring, witnessing, and praying for your loved one during a funeral service. If this practice is valued in your family or community, Prairie Rose can guide you to understand the most dignified customs and best practices to include viewing in your funeral service. Together we will make the best decision about giving access to those for whom it is important and when and how to close the casket when the time is right. We can work closely with your chosen venue to ensure that your loved one is honoured throughout the ceremony.

Professional Service Fee: $4059
Additional Fees not included in the Professional Fee:

  • $10 Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board fee
  • $795 - $4700 Casket Range

OPTIONAL EXTRAS available on all services:

  • Memorial Book
  • Memorial Folders
  • Submission of Obituary to the Paper
  • Flowers
  • Jewelry
  • Visitation 

Additional rural transportation fee may apply outside of Airdrie, Calgary and Red Deer.


Compassionate And Meaningful Funeral Services

Prairie Rose Cremation & Funeral Services is committed to providing families with compassionate and caring service. We are committed to ensuring that all Albertans have access to affordable burials and cremations. We are devoted to guiding you to make the best and most informed choice to honour and remember the one you hold dear, from pre-planning services to honour of memorial and celebration of life options.


Prairie Rose Burial services are offered with three options: Graveside Services (no embalming if there is no viewing)   Closed Casket (service is held but does not involve embalming or viewing) Open Casket (viewing and service where embalming would be performed for the


Prairie Rose Cremation Services are offered with three options: Basic Cremation (cremation only, cremated remains are returned to the family upon completion). Memorial Service / Celebration of Life (cremation, organization of service/celebration details, venue selection and coordin

Graveside Service

When you have no affiliation with a particular religion or church, a graveside ceremony is the perfect way to honour your loved one and celebrate their life. In fact, graveside ceremonies are becoming a very popular option for many families. A graveside service can include all of the tradi

Open Casket FAQs

There are no legal requirements to embalm, but many funeral service providers require embalming to safeguard the public and preserve the dignity of your loved one during an open casket service.

Often, this is determined by the church or venue and the minister or officiant. We can coordinate with them on your behalf to accommodate your wishes when possible.

Prairie Rose can accommodate visitations before and/or after the service. During the planning phase, please share your wishes with us and we will work closely with your venue and celebrant to facilitate your wishes whenever possible.

When You Need Us, Where You Need Us

Your comfort is our priority. When you lose a loved one, simple tasks like leaving the house can take a lot of effort. You need a safe and comfortable space to ease the decision-making process.

This is why we come to you for a personalized consultation, in a space that works for you. At your consultation, we will explain your burial and cremation options including casket and urn choices. Almost all of the necessary tasks can be completed from your home so you and your friends and family can gather together with very little interruption.


Our Family For Your Family

Our Family For Your Family

Prairie Rose Cremation & Funeral Services is committed to providing meaningful options so that your family can make the best and most informed choices to honour and remember your loved one who has passed away. From the moment you first need us, we will be by your side guiding and supporting you throughout this difficult time. To ensure that your loved one is cared for with compassion and respect or to explore your option for pre-planning funeral services, book a no-obligation, consultation today. Call us at 1-403-216-511 or connect with us through our online contact form.

We're Here For You!

Contact Prairie Rose Cremation & Funeral Services by calling us at 1-403-216-5111 or by filling out the contact form below to set up a consultation, alternatively you can email us as well.