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Understanding Cremation Service


What is Cremation

Cremation is the act of reducing the body to bone fragments by burning it. The cremation chamber begins to heat up after the process begins with natural gas or liquid propane. This retort is made of brick or pre-cast concrete blocks with steel reinforcement to contain heat for its duration. Cremation is typically a good choice for those who have strong philosophical, religious, or personal reasons for being opposed to burial. A cremated individual can be memorialized in many ways, such as putting the remains of an urn containing their ashes on a mantle or under a favorite tree or with other family members.


Types of Cremation Service


Cremation with Traditional Service

Cremation with traditional service usually comes complete with a funeral director who will take care of all the legalities surrounding cremation, consultations on what type of casket would be best suited for the individual being cremated, viewing of the deceased person if desired by next-of-kin, prayer services before or after. A family's spiritual needs vary and there is no right way to plan a funeral service. Ceremonies can incorporate traditions like military honors, celebrant memorial services, religious observances, and storytelling.

Cremation with Memorial Service

Cremation with a Memorial Service gives us an opportunity to honor the memory of a loved one, and it's a way for us to find peace. By having a Memorial Service, we can come together in remembrance of our loved ones. These services are usually at the funeral home where the body is being kept before cremation, though they can also be held elsewhere if desired. In this service, religious leaders or other members may share memories about the deceased person's life and provide comfort by talking about death as well as spiritual matters. Whether your loved one has passed away recently or many years ago, honoring their memory is important for you and those who are honoring their passing with memorial services.

Cremation Without Ceremony

Direct cremation or simple cremation is the disposition of ashes without a formal ceremony or other ceremonial observances. The term "direct cremation" does not imply any specific process in the disposition of human remains other than an immediate direct transfer to crematory personnel, who then proceeds with normal practices for final disposition.


The Advantages of Direct Cremation

The National Funeral Directors Association reports that direct cremation has become more and more popular in America. The reason behind this trend varies, but mostly in these following factors:



Affordability

Direct cremations bypass many of the costs that'd be incurred with an ordinary funeral: embalming, viewings, professional services such as ceremony planning as well as cemetery expenses such as opening and closing fees. Direct cremations also minimize pain to those who must handle final arrangements by eliminating decisions related to what can be seen or not seeable in an open-casket system.

Simplicity

Direct cremation eliminates the expense and stress of planning a funeral. One of the main appeals of a cremation is that it's much easier and less expensive than a traditional funeral service. Unlike traditional burial, there is no need for a casket or an elaborate arrangement of flowers. There is no need to hire staff to coordinate your service, prepare your body for viewing, or plan a fancy ceremony with speeches and music. This can save money and allow you to focus on providing support for those who have lost someone they loved deeply.

Flexibility

Direct cremation is a flexible option that can accommodate funeral arrangements with any budget and timeline. For example, you can have a memorial service or celebration of life after the cremation has taken place if this is what you prefer before proceeding with the urn or internment. It can be done at any time of the day, and gives you the flexibility to arrange the services in whichever way you want after.


How Does Direct Cremation Work

  • Direct cremation is handled by a funeral home or cremation service, who you will contract to take care of the details. The body is picked up from the location of death and taken back to a storage facility or morgue.
  • The funeral home will keep the body of the deceased in a climate-controlled environment or freezer prior to cremation.
  • You will need to fill out one or more forms depending on which service provider you use. Paperwork and permits are necessary when it comes to cremation. Most of the time, one is made to fill paperwork for them to carry out their legal obligations in disposal of the dead body.
  • The body of the deceased is put inside a cremation container, then into a cremation furnace or retort which incinerates all soft tissue and bones.
  • The cremated remains are then placed into a temporary container or an urn for the family to collect.

Our Online Cremation service is available to families seeking the convenience of making cremation arrangements for their loved one in the comfort of their own home. We offer a variety of packages and services that can be customized based on your needs.

Our service is affordable, reliable and our specialists will guide you through every step with compassion and understanding. Call us any time of the day, any day of the week for immediate assistance with our Online Cremation Arrangement Service.

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