5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, August 30, 2021

Cremation is fast becoming the preferred disposition method today rather than a traditional burial. People from various faiths are showing interest in it. We at Arbutus Funeral Service have seen that although people are curious about cremation, they do not have a clear understanding of it.

Facts About Cremation

Here are five interesting facts about cremation, which will help you understand why many people are opting for it:

  • Cremation is an environment-friendly disposition option. You don’t need a burial space unless you plan to bury the urn with the ashes.
     
  • No embalming is required if you will cremate the mortal remains soon after the person passes.
     
  • There are different storage options for the ashes- you can keep them in an urn, which you can place in your home or bury in your yard. As mentioned earlier, you can also bury the urn in a cemetery. Many churches and cemeteries have columbarium structures where people place urns with their loved one’s ashes.
     
  • When you opt for cremation, you do not have to worry about costs related to a casket, decorations, flower arrangements etc., if there is a direct cremation. If you choose to keep the ashes at home or scatter them, you do not have to pay for space at a cemetery or a niche at a columbarium. These aspects make cremation a cost-effective option for many.
     
  • Sometimes, family members of the deceased live in other cities, states, or countries. If there is a traditional burial, the family members cannot always visit their loved one’s grave to pay their respects when they want to. On the other hand, if the person is cremated, the family can carry the ashes to their own home, keep it there, or bury the urn in their backyard.

For information on our tailored funeral services, feel free to call Arbutus Funeral Service, and our funeral director will help you preplan a service if you need one.

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