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Did you know we do affordable funerals and casket sales?  Many families think we offer only cremation but we offer affordable funerals with viewing, visitation and for veterans.  We also offer affordable direct burials and work with all cemeteries.  Call 650.757.1300 for more information.

The Irish are well-known for their joy, belief in good luck, and uplifting spirits, especially when it comes to enjoying a party. With the excitement surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, we decided to share traditional Irish rites surrounding death and funerals.

The most well-known is the Irish Wake. It used to be the custom in Celtic countries for mourners to keep watch or vigil over their dead until...

Special pricing – $300 – for full-sized cremation urn made in Ireland by Belleek accented with a spray of hand-painted shamrocks. Call 650.757.1300 or email info@colmacremation.com for more information...

Special Pricing - $300 - Belleek Porcelain Cremation Urn

Special pricing - $300 - for this full-sized cremation urn made in Ireland by Belleek, the Emerald Isle's premier porcelain maker.  Irish parian china is considered by many to be the purest and most beautiful in the world. This white urn features subtle embossed daisies, accented with a delicate spray of hand-painted shamrocks.

An "advance health care directive" lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences.  Email info@colmacremation.com or call 650.757.1300 for this great “Advance Health Directive...

Please join CEO, Joe Stinson and staff  on Sunday, February 9th at 4:45pm at the SF Indie Film Fest for the screening of "A Will for the Woods" at the Roxie, 3117 16th Street at Valencia, SF CA followed by by Q&As with filmmakers and one of the film's subjects.  About the film:  The green burial movement combines the consecration and mourning of the dead with a desire to correct centuries of pollution and exploitation of the environment through the creation of non-toxic, natural burials...

A Will for the Woods is headed to the West Coast! Please join us at the SF Indie Fest - Two screenings – both at The Roxie, 3117 16th Street at Valencia, SF, CA, and both followed by Q&As with filmmakers and one of the film's subjects: Sunday, February 9th at 4:45pm Monday, February 10th at 7pm.  About the film: What if our "last act" could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration? Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial, determined...

May this season of light bring peace to us all.  Wishing you and yours a Peaceful New Year.

Close to your heart…the Home
Some people may feel that their own home is the only place suitable for the cremated body and memories of their loved one. In today’s transient society, memorial urns and chests enable families to take the deceased with them whenever or wherever they move. Choose a memorial product or urn that will add to the beauty of your home, while maintaining the durability to stand the test of time.
Unto the dust you return…...