A Service That’s Right For You
It’s important to remember that there is no “right” way to hold a funeral. A funeral should simply reflect and celebrate the person who has died, as well as the family and friends who survive that person.
Cremation is growing in popularity in most urban areas. Some people feel that cremation is more preferable because land is conserved, and the remaining family don’t have to worry about a grave. Others feel that cremation offers the opportunity for ashes to be placed in a location that may have some personal relevance. Most cemeteries also have an area set aside for memorials of ashes.
There are now many creative ideas regarding the placement of ashes or memorialisation in various styles of ornamental urns, jewellery, purpose built picture frames or memorabilia cases etc; it is even possible to have a diamond made from your loved ones ashes!
Here are some points that you should think about when considering cremation:
- Cremations can cost less than a burial
- The funeral service can be held at the crematorium; most will have a chapel
- The service may also take place in a church or another location before going to the crematorium
- You will need to decide the final resting place of the ashes. You can keep the ashes in an urn, scatter or bury them