Cremation Facts - Everything You Need to Know

By: Myles O'Riordan
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Cremation is an ancient way of disposing of a body and it is still prevalent in different cultures, particularly in Asia. The rite has become popular in the West in recent years as well. At Wagg Funeral Home, we have seen many people choose cremation over the traditional funeral rites. Clients often have many questions about this process and we are happy to answer them. Here's a look at some basic facts about cremation:

1 Cremation is Permanent

This is one of the most important factors to keep in mind. Cremation will permanently destroy the body, which means there is no opportunity to exhume it down the line if necessary. If there is some concern about the death or if the body is a part of a legal investigation, cremation isn't the right choice for you.

2. You Can Embalm the Body

People embalm bodies of loved ones to preserve them for a funeral or memorial service. It is a common misconception that the body can't be embalmed before cremation. You can have a full funeral service and viewing before cremation.

3. Ashes Are the Final Remains

Intense heat breaks the body down until only a few fragments remain. These fragments are then pulverized in an industrial machine to create ashes. The crematorium will place the ashes in an urn and then hand it over to the family.

4. Cremation is Affordable

Cremation is more affordable than traditional burials. You can also choose direct cremation if you're on a very tight budget. Direct cremation doesn't have embalming or any additional expenses. Cremations cost less because you don't need a burial plot. You can store the ashes in your home, bury them in the backyard, or even scatter them.

If you want to know about our funeral or memorial services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help.

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

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What is a Green Burial?

Funeral ceremonies have undergone quite an evolution over the years. Traditional burials are the most common among people. These are followed by the newer, lesser-known cremations and green burials...

Creative Ideas for Funeral Services

Funeral services are a great way to reminisce your loved one with all the close family and friends. It is an event to celebrate the life of the person while grieving their loss. We, at Wagg Funeral...

Social Media Meets Funeral Service- The Pros and Cons

Social media is intrinsically woven into the lives of most people in the modern-day. It isn't uncommon for families to use these platforms even when there is a death in their family, and they make...

Funeral Etiquette 101

A funeral is essentially a solemn affair, as there are many grieving individuals there. So if you are attending one, this is something you need to keep in view, and the etiquette that you follow sh...

Is Live Streaming the Future of Funeral Services?

Communications technology has advanced considerably over the years. It has infiltrated almost every field, allowing people to work from home, attend online classes, communicate with friends across ...

Funeral Terminology

Funeral terminology can be very confusing if you’re not a part of the industry. Many families struggle to understand them, which can hamper the planning process. At Wagg Funeral Home, we are always...

Building The Perfect Video Memorial For Your Loved One

A video memorial is a good way to highlight the deceased individual's life, personality, achievements, and contribution to society. It can be a beautiful tribute that showcases your love and feelin...

Steps to Take to Pre-Plan Your Funeral Service

Funeral pre-planning has become popular in recent years. People like to idea of maintaining some control over how their funeral and burial is handled. At Wagg Funeral Home, we offer pre-planning se...

How to Help Someone Who Has Lost their Pet?

Pets can be trusted companions and an important part of someone’s support system. Many disabled individuals use service dogs while people dealing with anxiety, depression, or panic disorders rely o...

Financial Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Funeral pre-planning has become very popular in recent years because it offers several great advantages. It is the process of recording your funeral requirements and preferences with a funeral home...