The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial is proud to be one of the first Seattle funeral homes to offer aquamation as an eco-friendly and greener option to our members and community.
Aquamation is a gentle process that uses water, temperature, pressure, and alkalinity to reduce the body to bones which are then processed into "ashes" and returned to the family in an urn. Cremation does the same reduction using flame.
Unlike cremation, there are no emissions with aquamation. It uses about 1/8th the energy. If cremation were a diesel truck, aquamation is a Prius.
Aquamation is known by several names including alkaline hydrolysis, bio cremation, water cremation, and resomation.
Aquamation is currently available for our pets in Washington State. Our friends at Resting Waters, a pet funeral home in West Seattle, use this method and helped us legalize it here.
Member Price $1,310 Non-Member Price $1,500
Included in This Plan:
- Pick-up and transportation of the deceased at any hour of the day or night within 30 miles of funeral home
- The $60 PMA Board Approved Premium implemented between July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 in response to rising gas prices and inflation
- Sheltering and refrigeration of remains
- Conference with survivors for arrangements
- Procurement and filing death certificate
- Notification of social security
NOT included in this plan:
- Sales tax
- $70 King County Medical Examiner tax
- Certified copies of death certificate (funeral home will file the original and assist with ordering certified copies at cost)
- Ferry or bridge tolls
- Newspaper obituaries
- Honoraria for clergy, celebrant or musicians
- Other cash advance items
Additional goods and services, including a selection of caskets and urns may be purchased from our General Price List. PMA Members receive a 15% discount.
Member prices are in effect until June 30, 2023.