4 Common Questions About Cremations
Cremation is becoming more and more popular and there are many questions and misconceptions about it. Here are four of the most common questions:
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 to decompose 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.
3. When Can a Body be Cremated?
A body can be cremated first followed by a celebration of life, or a family can choose to have a traditional funeral service with the cremation following afterwards. Some families choose to have no service at all. There is no right or wrong answer, as it is simply a personal preference. In British Columbia, a body can be cremated only after 48 hours has elapsed from time of death.
4. How Can I Plan a Cremation?
If you are interested in being cremated, you can preplan your arrangements with a funeral home or cremation provider ahead of time. You should also inform your family and friends 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 you or your loved one. Contact us today to get started.
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