Cremation: Things to Consider When Planning Your Funeral

Cremation is becoming a widely used option people are considering for their final wishes after they pass away. With cremation, the remains are converted into ash and given to the family as a keepsake of their loved one.

Planning a cremation presents itself with several different considerations, just like planning a traditional funeral in Brampton and being buried in a casket. To help you plan your cremation, we invite you to review the following considerations:

1. What type of service would you like?

Even though you will be cremated does not mean you cannot have a celebration of life or memorial service. Some people will have a funeral service before the cremation and others after. Essentially, it is entirely up to you to decide what you want and how you want your loved ones to celebrate your life.

2. What will happen to your remains?

Some people will be placed into an urn and given to their surviving spouse or partner. Some people want internment where their remains are buried in a cemetery or entombed in another location.

You have several options available depending on what you want. You could even have your remains scattered if that is what you want. Additionally, you could decide to have your remains divided up and given to your immediate family in smaller urns, keepsake lockets, or other cremation products.

3. What cremation products do you want?

The cremation products you will need do depend on your final wishes. If you want a funeral service in Brampton complete with a casket, then cremated in it. You could see if you could rent a casket and then be cremated in a different container.

After cremation, there are various containers you can have your ashes stored in. An urn is the most common choice. There are many styles, sizes, shapes, materials, and colours available.

Yet, you have other options too. Again, it will depend on what type of cremation service you want, and what you want to be done with your ashes afterward.

4. How much do you want to spend on your cremation?

Cremation does cost less than a traditional funeral with a burial. However, costs can vary based on your wishes. If you have concerns about the costs, it is best to sit down with a funeral director and review your options to determine which ones best reflect your needs and budget.

5. Are there any religious considerations?

Some religions have strict guidelines about what should happen with your remains. In some cases, cremation may be forbidden. In others, you may have the option of being buried, entombed, or cremated.

In some religions where cremation is allowed, there are specific religious rituals to follow. Your crematorium and your funeral director will be happy to work with you should you need to make specific arrangements.

As evident, there are several considerations you need to think about if you want to be cremated. For further information or help planning a cremation service, please feel free to contact Brampton Crematorium & Visitation Centre at 905-458-2222 today!