If you are looking into cremation services in Tigard, OR. for either your preplanning needs, or for a loved one who has passed, you will notice the pricing can range quite a bit. This is because there are several options individuals and families can choose when it comes to cremation and the services they wish to include with it. Today we are going to look at the three main types of cremation services so that you may have a better idea of which one might be right for your needs.
Many people may be surprised to know that you can still hold a traditional funeral service with a cremation. This funeral service can be religious in nature as many religions accept cremation as a means of body disposition (but note that some have rules on how the ashes should be handled).
A funeral service with cremation is just like that of one with a ground burial except after the service, the body is taken to the crematory rather than the cemetery. This means that because the body is present, it will need to be prepared and embalmed. Also, families will need to either purchase or rent a casket for the service. Because of these added costs, this is typically the most expensive cremation package.
A memorial service is most often held after the body has been disposed and the ashes returned to the family in an urn. The family may choose to have this urn present at the service while other families may choose not to.
With the body being disposed prior to the services, there is no need for embalming or other services in preparing the body, therefore, this cremation type is less expensive than one with a funeral service. Not only that, but because the body has already been disposed, families can take more time to plan the service as well as have more flexibility when reserving rooms and such for the service.
The least expensive cremation type is a cremation with no services. Direct cremation, or simple cremation, as this is called is simply the cremation services with no additional events. Many families may choose this option because it eliminates the burden of planning a service. When a loved one passes away, there is already so much to think about and handle. Not having to plan a service can be welcomed option for some families.
Deciding on which cremation type is best for you and your family’s needs can depend on a few factors. First is budget. With each type varying in price, you will need to decide which one fits into your budget better.
Also consider what services are important to you or the deceased. Even if you may think a funeral service isn’t necessary, was it important to your loved one that they had one? Will it help those left behind to have a memorial service to attend to begin to heal? Keep these things in mind when choosing your cremation type.
1. The body is placed on a cooling board, which is a table that has holes in it to allow for the circulation of air.
2. The body is then covered with a sheet and placed in a refrigerated room, where it will remain for 24 hours.
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3. After 24 hours, the body is removed from the refrigerated room and placed in a cremation chamber, where it will be exposed to intense heat that reduces it to ashes.
4. The ashes are then collected and placed in an urn or container of the family’s choosing.
5. The urn or container is then buried or scattered according to the family’s wishes.
To learn more about cremation services in Tigard, OR. and what type might fit your needs best, give us a call and talk with one of our compassionate and knowledgeable funeral directors today.