Cape Coral, founded in 1957 in Lee County, is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, with a population in excess of 165,000. There are currently three funeral homes in Cape Coral which are all located within 10 miles.
There are various crematoriums available in the Cape Coral area, and the city has several cemeteries and memorial gardens, including Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Colonial Boulevard, across the Caloosahatchee River.
Noteworthy places of worship in Cape Coral and the surrounding area include St Andrew Catholic Church on Del Prado Boulevard, Epiphany Episcopal Church on Del Prado Boulevard, Temple Beth Shalom on SE 24th Avenue, the Islamic Center of Southwest Florida on Broadway, and the Hindu Temple Southwest Florida on Peck Avenue, Fort Myers.
The laws of Florida require that a death certificate is to be filed with the local registrar no later than five days following the death and before burial or cremation. Embalming is required if the burial or cremation is not to be carried out within 24 hours. There are no particular limitations on where ashes may be scattered, although it is always best to ask the landowner’s permission.
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