Can I Have A Cremation and a Visitation?

By: Graeme Hogle
Friday, October 12, 2018

It isn’t uncommon for people to believe that if they opt for a cremation, they cannot have any other formal funeral service like a visitation. However, this is a misconception. Even if a family member is to be cremated, there are various visitation options to choose from. Here is some more information about this aspect:

1. Wake Vs. Visitation

A wake & visitation are events that are conducted before the funeral service (either a cremation/burial). These will allow family members, acquaintances, and friends the opportunity to bid farewell to the deceased person. In a wake, the decedent’s body would be placed at the venue. However, a body is not mandatory during a visitation.

2. Embalming Is Possible

Most people feel that if a body is to be cremated, it cannot be embalmed. This is a fallacy because the embalming fluids to not interfere in any way with the cremation process. The deceased person can be embalmed at the funeral parlor and a wake can be conducted before the cremation. However, if you are planning on having a visitation, you do not have to be worried about the embalming aspect as there would be no body present.

3. Having an Urn at a Visitation

It is possible to have a visitation after the cremation. You can store the ashes of the decedent in and an urn and place that at the visitation venue. This acts as a replacement for the deceased individual’s physical body.

You have the option to complete the visitation prior to the cremation as well. If the cremation is going to be held very quickly after the death of the person, it wouldn’t be necessary to embalm the body for the visitation.

If you want more information on cremations and visitations, get in touch with us at The CremationCare Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or reach out via our online form anytime.

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

Cremation vs. Burial- How To Decide Which is Best

Cremation and burials are ancient ways of respectfully disposing of a dead body. Burial remains the most popular choice in the US, but many people have started to choose cremation as well. Both opt...

Digital Life After Death - What You Need To Know

Today, it isn't uncommon for many people to pre-plan their funeral. They also peruse various assets and make sure that the family would not have to deal with any complications after their death. In...

How to Personalize an Obituary Notice

If you have to write an obituary and feel that summarizing a person's life in just a few short paragraphs can be an extremely challenging task, you aren’t the only one. Many people find it very dif...

Should Your Child Attend the Funeral?

It isn't uncommon for many parents to shield their children from various realities of life. This is also why many parents do not discuss anything related to death with very young children. Their ma...

How To Write A Condolence Letter

It isn't uncommon for many people to find it challenging to express their sympathy to someone that has lost a family member. If you are unable to attend the funeral and need to write a condolence l...

4 Funeral Etiquette Tips

Funerals are extremely difficult, especially for the family of the departed. Friends and members of the family are in mourning during this period and could feel more hurt at any perceived slight. ...

Choosing an Urn

After the death of a loved one, if you have opted to have the body cremated, you have to collect the remains of the person in either an urn or temporary container. Many people choose to store the a...

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

When it comes to funeral arrangement options, cremations are now being preferred over regular burials. While some people opt for it because the entire process is quicker, others feel that it helps ...

5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After Death

Traditional holidays are always a period of fun, food, and enjoyment for the family and friends but not when you have lost a loved one. Yet it is natural to go through the holiday ritual to maintai...

How to Write an Obituary Notice

An obituary is an announcement of the death of a loved one and contains details such as the name, birth and death date, visitation, service, burial and memorial information. Many people find obitua...