Cremation

Cremation has been a part of the human experience for a long time. In many parts of the world, it is actually a preferred method of caring for a loved one.

Cremation is a process which reduces the body to cremains (ashes). The ashes may be buried, placed in a columbarium, or kept in your home.

Cremation is a choice of the individual. People who choose cremation do so because they feel it is the right choice for them. The decision to choose cremation can be based on:

Financial Challenges

The cost of direct cremation without any funeral or memorial service can be 1/4 of that of a traditional service and burial. Many times, families opt for this choice; however, there is great value in bringing family and friends together for a remembrance service — a value that far exceeds mere cost.

Desire for Simplicity

Many people choose cremation because of its simplicity. Direct cremation is very simple. The body is transferred straight to the crematory and everything is done within hours of completing the necessary paperwork.

Flexibility

When cremation is chosen, a memorial service can be arranged at a time that is convenient for family members. This means that there is no rush to put together a ceremony at the last minute. It can be set at any time that is most convenient.

Intention to More Fully Commemorate a Loved One

Choosing cremation can allow loved ones the freedom to have more time to plan a memorial service. It allows more time to get additional people involved, to get to gather meaningful scriptural passages, poetry, literary quotes, music, photos, and videos.

Cremation also allows more planning time for those who are out of town to arrange to attend a later memorial service.

Decisions to Make When Choosing Cremation

Here are a few decisions you will need to make when choosing cremation.

  • Who will perform the creation?
  • Will you want an urn?
  • What kind of remembrance ceremony would you like to have?
  • What will you do with the cremated remains?

You may opt to keep the remains at your home for a time until you feel ready to let go of them or when all of the family members can be present for a scattering ceremony.

Wade Funeral Home’s professional and experienced Funeral Directors can advise you on unique and special ways to memorialize a loved one using the cremated remains.

Call us today at (954) 456-6966 to learn more about cremation options that are available. You may also fill out the convenient contact form and someone will get back with you at your convenience.