Cremation Facts - Everything You Need to Know

By: Graeme Hogle
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cremations have become more common in recent years and are performed regularly. Many consider this process eco-friendly and a more affordable alternative to traditional burials. At Cremation Care Centre, we specialize in cremations and have carried out several over time. Many concerned family members, friends, and loved ones come to us expressing concern over it, which is why we offer this brief guide. It explains everything you might need to know about cremation.

1. Introduction to the Process

After a person has died, the decedent’s family calls us for cremation. We transport the body to our facility, clean and bathe it, wait for a medical examiner to conduct a non-invasive assessment, before storing the body. There’s a 48-waiting period after an examiner has cleared a cremation. Once this period is over, we proceed.

Cremation involves burning the deceased’s body until nothing but some fragments or bone and tooth remain. This can take anywhere between 2 and 3 hours. All remains are collected and ground in the cremulator before being placed inside an urn. This container is then handed over to family members for disposal.

2. Memorial Services

You can have a memorial service to say final goodbyes to a decedent. This can be done before or after the cremation, based on a family’s personal preferences. Most people believe they can’t view the body if they choose this option, but that’s not accurate. Embalmed bodies can be cremated without incident so family members can request viewing before end rites. Some prefer to host a memorial service several days or weeks after cremation.

3. Storing Remains

There are many ways to handle disposal of remains after cremation. Some family members choose to store the ashes in their home. Some scatter them into the winds or seas. You also have an option to bury the ashes in a cemetery or your garden. People can choose a columbarium to store funeral urns indefinitely. Grieving family members can visit these establishments like one would visit a grave when they need solace.

4. Cremation Cost

Cremations are more affordable than traditional burials because there’s no need to purchase a cemetery lot, embalm a body, or even carry out a graveside ceremony. Just holding a wake or memorial service is enough.

If you want more information on cremation, get in touch with us at Cremation Care Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or register online

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