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Part of making funeral arrangements on behalf of a loved one involves choosing between burial of the body, or cremation. Certainly this is a big decision, based on any number of factors: religious or spiritual beliefs, psychological concerns if not choosing casket burial or arranging viewing, or ecological awareness are just some of the reasons we've heard for choosing cremation. Before you can make the choice, you need to know exactly what it is you're considering. We have attempted to explain it below, however, if the content here raises additional questions for you, please give us a call at 204-727-0330.
The Cremation Association of North America describes cremation as, "The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments". On our page, The Cremation Process, we discuss more in depth what cremation actually is.
Once the cremation decision has been made, all that's required is authorization. This is provided by the person who is the legally identified or appointed next-of-kin. Once all authorization documents are signed, the body can be transported from the funeral home to the crematorium and the cremation process can take place. However, there are some additional items you may wish to consider, such as:
We encourage open dialogue about all end-of-life issues, and sincerely hope you reach out to us to discuss the questions and concerns you may have related to cremation and burial. Call us today at 204-727-0330 to ask a question or to set an appointment (either in your home or our office). We look forward to the conversation.
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