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

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Can I Still Have A Gathering or Visitation Service If I Choose Cremation?

Many people are under the misconception that they cannot conduct a visitation before cremation and this makes them hesitate to make a decision. During a visitation, friends and family pay their res...

Choosing a Cremation Casket

A cremation casket the right way to transport the remains of a person to the crematorium. If you are going to hold a funeral service, the casket can also be placed at the funeral home. When a perso...

Funeral Terminology

For those who have never organized a funeral, the associated terminology may be perplexing. At Cremation Care Centre we strive to provide our clients with all of the knowledge they require to ...

How Do You Say Good-Bye?

It is never easy to bid goodbye to someone you love. Saying goodbye is tough, even if you have had enough time and knew that someone was ill or suffering.  Furthermore, since everyone is diffe...

How To Manage Social Media And Email Accounts After The Loss Of A Loved One

We at Cremation Care Centre have seen that clients have questions related to what happens to a person’s social media accounts and email accounts after their passing. Here we look at the processes i...

What is a Celebration of Life Service?

Family members go through a significant amount of stress when they lose someone close to them. Most people are unable to come out of that grief and do not think of celebrating the life the person l...

3 Tips To Help A Friend Through The Grieving Process

It is difficult to watch a friend suffer through grief and you want to help them as much as you can. Many people hesitate to approach grieving individuals because they don’t know whether their assi...

Tips For Dealing With Grief Around The Holidays And Special Occasions

Everyone looks forward to the holiday season. They make plans to have fun with friends, buy gifts for family, and share dinner with loved ones. It is a time of happiness and celebration, which can ...

The Advantages of Cremation

Cremation is now becoming an option that many people choose when it comes to the disposition of a body after death. Everyone is familiar with what burial involves and it’s why some hesitate to opt ...

A Complete Understanding of Cremation Pricing

Cremations aren’t as mainstream as traditional funerals. This is why most people aren’t always well informed about the expenses involved in it. At The Cremation Care Centre, we provide you with all...