Questions to Ask Your Cremation Provider Before Signing a Contract
Cremation services are becoming more and more common in British Columbia because of their affordability and flexibility. A cremation takes a fraction of the price that a plot of land and funeral service costs, and the ashes are portable and can be scattered in unique or public areas.
Due to the growing popularity of cremations, it can be hard to differentiate between service providers. If you are trying to narrow down the options, we suggest asking each cremation service provider the following questions to learn more about their specific procedure, timeline, and overall service.
How Much Does the Cremation Cost?
Determining the overall cost is one of the most important factors when searching for the best cremation service provider. Ask about their service packages and what is included in the price. Does the package only cover the cremation process, or does it include services such as transportation, a death certificate, and an urn?
How Long Does the Process Take?
The process of cremating a body generally takes about 2-4 hours. However, the time it takes to receive, cremate, and prepare the ashes depends on logistics, external factors, and availability. Before signing any cremation contract, ask the provider how long the process will take after the person has passed.
Can We Have a Visitation or Ceremony?
Yes. Those who opt for cremation can still have a visitation or funeral service. However, not all funeral homes provide these services. If you are searching for these services, an all-encompassing provider, such as A Simple Cremation, can dress up the body for visitation or assist in setting up a celebration of life or funeral service.
At A Simple Cremation, our goal is to provide a caring and compassionate cremation service to those in Maple Ridge. We offer a professional cremation service and can cater to all your specific requests.
We believe every family deserves respect, reverence, and compassion. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cremation services, please call or text (604) 809-2006.