Choosing cremation neither eliminates nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation process.
A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by ground burial.
The Complete Cremation Service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket, which is a casket that is designed to be cremated. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.
The Direct Cremation Service is a disposition option in which the body is cremated “directly” and where no funeral services are held beforehand. In many circumstances, a memorial service or memorial visitation is held at the funeral home, a church or other location. Having some type of service or ceremony is a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death. Local laws and funeral home polices will need to be met prior to the cremation taking place.
Importance of Memorialization
Memorialization allows family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.
Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water.