Advantages Of Choosing Cremation For Your Deceased Loved One

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A couple of years ago, one of my dear friend’s mother lost her brave battle with cancer. Although my friend was sad, she was happy her mother wouldn’t have to suffer any longer. With the help of a local funeral home, my friend and her family planned a funeral service to celebrate the amazing life of their loved one. After discussing the order of service with the caring staff at the funeral home, my friend decided to read the beautiful eulogy her mother wrote at the funeral service. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of tasks a funeral home provides to families of deceased loved ones. Enjoy!


Advantages Of Choosing Cremation For Your Deceased Loved One

17 September 2019
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Choosing to have a deceased loved one cremated is not a decision that individuals will make lightly. However, it is often the superior disposal option for those that are preparing the final arrangements for their deceased loved one. Unfortunately, the thought of the deceased body being turned to ashes can be disturbing to some people, and this may cause them to overlook the many ways that cremation can be superior to other disposal options.

Greater Disposal And Retention Options

With a traditional burial, there will be no changing where the deceased person's body will be placed. However, many individuals will want to avoid being buried in a traditional cemetery. For these individuals, the thought of having their ashes spread over an emotionally important area can be a more pleasant option. When individuals are wanting to use this disposal option for their remains, cremation can be the only option for allowing these individuals to have their remains disposed of in their preferred manner.

Lower Cost

Burials are extremely expensive affairs, and many families will find themselves struggling to pay the high costs that are involved. In particular, the burial of the deceased individuals will likely be the most expensive part of the funeral, as there will be a need to invest in a burial lot, casket, and other key items. Cremation will give you the option of choosing to avoid many of these expenses. For example, a person that is being cremated will not need to purchase an expensive casket, as an urn will be more than sufficient for retaining the remains. Furthermore, those that are planning on having their remains scattered can avoid buying an urn, as the cremation service will provide a temporary container for the remains. For those that are wanting a permanent resting place for the remains, it is possible to purchase a spot in a mausoleum for a fraction of the price of a normal burial lot.

Less Preparation

There are many individuals that will want to limit the environmental impacts of their burial. For these people, the preservatives and other chemicals that may be injected into a body before burial can be something that they want to avoid, as these chemicals will be released into the ground as the body decays. Cremation will completely avoid these problems, as the body will be incinerated, which will destroy any preservation chemicals that were used to prepare the body for the viewing or other important parts of the ceremonies. 

Contact local cremation services to learn more about this option.