Cremation: The Advantages and Disadvantages

By: Ian Elliott
Friday, November 26, 2021

Every individual, as we all know, will die at some point. Despite this, people seldom address topics like dying openly. However, times are changing; any want to learn more about the procedures involved in cremation, its benefits, and its drawbacks. Arbutus Funeral Service offers preplanning services, and many clients are increasingly interested in learning about cremations. Here are the process's advantages and disadvantages:

Cremation - The Advantages

  • Cremation is less expensive than burial, making it a more affordable alternative for those on a tight budget.
  • You may preserve the cremains/ashes in an urn or container in your house and avoid paying for a burial.
  • Alternatively, you can have a traditional burial but bury the ashes or put the ashes in a columbarium after cremation.
  • Some individuals choose to have their ashes spread at sea or in another location.
  • In comparison to burial, cremation is a more environmentally friendly method of disposal.
  • After cremation, you can conduct a memorial ceremony for friends and family to say their goodbyes to the departed soul.
  • Cremation, like burial, can be planned and paid for in advance by an individual, and they can mention their wishes in their will. This is a good way to ensure that your family members follow your desires. 

The Disadvantages of Cremation

  • Certain religious sects believe cremation is not the proper method of disposal.
  • Cremation emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Cremation has several pros and downsides, and if you want further information, please get in touch with our funeral director. They will provide you with all the information you need and will assist you in making informed decisions. Additionally, you may share these things with your family members and get their views. 

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

Leave a comment
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.


Please wait

Previous Posts

Supporting Someone With An Addiction

Do you or someone you care about struggle with substance abuse? Any drug abuse (illegal substances or authorized medications) is impossible to eradicate by coercion. We at Arbutus Funeral Service a...

Recovering From The Loss Of Your Soulmate

It's never easy to come to terms with losing a soul mate. Those who spend a long period of time with someone become a part of them. It's also possible that their death could be life-altering. How ...

How Can I Find Out About The Price Of Funerals

Funerals can be expensive, particularly if you want personalized services. It's crucial for people to know what a funeral costs. Although it is possible to get some idea about funeral costs online,...

Dealing With Unresolved Grief

For most of us, mourning is a phase of sadness and discomfort that progressively subsides as we come to terms with our experience and move forward. Grief is the emotion of seeking somebody familiar...

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains Over Water

At Arbutus Funeral Service, we have seen that many people are now opting for cremation rather than burial. The former is an eco-friendly, cost-effective way to dispose of the mortal remains of a pe...

4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

After a person's death, the physical remains can be cremated or buried, and most people choose the conventional route of burial. Cremation is prevalent in a wide variety of civilizations worldwide ...

Memorial Tributes For Loved One

When a family member dies, you'll want to pay them a proper homage, and there are several methods to do so. If you wish the memorial ceremony to be particularly unforgettable, the experts at Arbutu...

History About Your Town

Arbutus Funeral Service is a funeral home located in Langley, British Columbia. Langley has a long and rich history. The Township is a district to the east of the City of Surrey in southwest Britis...

Do You Need a Casket?

We at Arbutus Funeral Service understand that planning a funeral service for a deceased family member or a loved one entails numerous decisions. However, many people today prefer cremation. When yo...

Different Methods For Funding A Funeral Service

Funeral planning can be challenging, and there are times when family members cannot make financial arrangements for the funeral and related services. Depending on which services you want, sometimes...