4 Common Questions About Cremations
Cremations are still a relatively new process in Canada, and as such, there are many questions and misconceptions surrounding them. Here are four of the most common questions about cremations.
1. What is the Difference Between a Cremation and a Burial?
The main difference between a cremation and a burial is that in a cremation, the body is reduced to ashes through a process of intense heat. In a burial, the body is placed in the ground and decomposes naturally.
2. How Long Does the Cremation Process Take?
The length of time it takes to cremate a body depends on the size and weight of the individual. Generally, the cremation process takes between two and four hours to complete the process.
3. When Can a Body be Cremated?
A body can be cremated immediately after death, or the family can choose to have a traditional funeral service first, followed by a cremation. There is no right or wrong answer, as it is simply a personal preference. In British Columbia, a body can be cremated any time after 48 hours after death.
4. How Can I Plan a Cremation?
If you are interested in being cremated, you must plan your arrangements with a funeral home or cremation provider ahead of time. You will also need to ensure that your family and friends are aware of your wishes.
A Simple Cremation can make the cremation process simple and straightforward. We are here to answer any questions you may have and help you plan the perfect send-off for your loved one. Contact us today to get started.
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