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What options are available if I choose cremation?

Many people choose cremation because of religious or cultural reasons, or just because of personal preference. Selecting cremation does not restrict the family’s options when it comes to having a ceremony or funeral service. The family can still choose visitation or viewing prior to the funeral, and some funeral homes rent caskets for this purpose.

Families have a choice between a funeral service, where the casket or cremated remains are present in an urn or other container. They may also select a memorial service where the cremated remains are not present. A memorial service can be held anywhere – in a church, funeral home, chapel, community hall, hotel, private club or family home, and is usually within a few days or weeks of the death.

For final disposition, the urn or container is usually buried in a cemetery plot, placed in a columbarium above ground, or scattered at the cemetery gardens. Or, families can choose to scatter ashes in another place of significance. Cemeteries vary regarding arrangements for ashes, so it’s best to check with the individual cemetery.

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