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4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

Published: November 26, 2021
by Mary McGee

After a person passes away, you can either bury or cremate them. Although cremation is a newer concept, it’s a tradition that many cultures across the globe have followed for thousands of years. We at Mill Valley Funeral Home recognize that this is quite a new concept for many families and that they have questions related to it. There are different types of cremation services and here we look at what they are.

Types Of Cremation Services

As mentioned at the outset, cremation is a newer disposition alternative in Canada; it’s why many people do not consider it. The main reason is that most individuals believe there’s only one type of cremation that doesn’t involve a visitation/service. This is a fallacy and the types of cremation are as follows.

1. Cremation with a traditional service is an expensive option because it includes some aspects of a standard cremation and a traditional funeral service. The body is cremated after the family conducts the standard funeral service.

2. Cremation with a memorial service involves organizing a memorial service with an urn that holds the decedent’s ashes. Family and friends attending the event take the opportunity to pay homage to the person.

3. Cremation without a ceremony or direct cremation doesn’t involve any embalming. There will be nobody in a casket at the funeral home and no visitation or funeral service. The person’s body is cremated soon after they pass, making this an affordable disposition method.

4. Cremation with the body being donated to science is an option used when a person donates his/her body to a scientific organization for studies and research. The organization manages the cremation at their expense after they have used various parts of the anatomy in their studies.

There are some distinct differences in these cremation types. Since many people are now curious about the process, this information can come in handy. For more details about the types of funerals and information about our funeral services, please call Mill Valley Funeral Home.

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