When planning a funeral service, there are several options available. A funeral is generally held to commemorate the passing of an individual, but what do you do after that? Do you bury the deceased within the earth? Do you opt for a cremation? Would the deceased have liked to be repatriated? Gaining clarity on each option can give you a guide as to what you would prefer.
A funeral service vs. burial is a choice on which many people dither. The burial service is the time-old tradition of laying the deceased to rest in a grave or tomb. Your loved one will be lowered into the burial plot and usually a headstone will be placed above. This gives the family a place to visit when wanting to pay homage to the deceased and can give a sense of closure. At the same time, a funeral burial service can be held, in which the family will hold both events, one in the church and the other at the graveside. This option can be arranged with ease.
Cremation is the process of reducing a body to ashes by high-temperature burning and oxidation. This option opens up different choices for the family as to the resting place of the ashes. They can either bury them as you would a body, scatter them in a place where they feel the deceased would have wanted, or keep them in an urn or other container.
What is repatriation?
Repatriation is the least common option people take after a funeral. This happens generally if the deceased expressed their wishes of being returned to their homeland after their death.
Who can provide these options for you?
You need to ensure the funeral home you choose can cater for your funeral service needs. Contact Basic Funerals today and discover all the ways we can help you and your family through your time of need.