Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

By: Graeme Hogle
Thursday, June 28, 2018

After the cremation process is complete, family members receive the ashes of the decedent in an urn. They must then decide what to do with this urn because there are different options available. At Cremation Care Centre, we recommend you consider the factors mentioned below before making a decision:

Consider Your Options

  • Cremation has been around for thousands of years and people have found different ways to deal with the ashes that remain. Here’s a brief introduction to the options available to you:
  • Displaying the Ashes at Home - You can replace the urn provided by the funeral home with a beautifully-designed one of your choosing and display the ashes. The ashes can be placed inside a case or on the mantle so you can always have a part of your loved one in your home.
  • Columbarium - Many people don’t want to store the ashes in their home but don’t want to discard them either. A columbarium is an excellent solution for this. It is a large structure with numerous compartments. Each compartment has enough space to house an urn. You can visit the columbarium as one would a grave, which can be comforting for most people.
  • Burying - Burial is an option for people who want traditional graves to visit. Most cemeteries have special plots to bury ashes.
  • Scattering - This is the most traditional way of dealing with ashes. You can scatter them in water bodies, at special places, or even in your garden. Be sure to seek permission before scattering ashes in public locations.

Speak with Family

Explain the pros and cons of all the above-mentioned options to your loved ones and decide which one would be the best choice. It’s important to choose a method everyone agrees one because not doing so can lead to regrets later on.

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 use our online form.

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