Viewing is a part of many cultural and ethnic traditions.
Many grief specialists believe that viewing aids the grief process by helping the bereaved recognize the reality of death.
Yes — Depending upon the cemetery's policy, you may be able to save a grave space by having the cremains buried on top of the casketed remains of your spouse, or utilize the space provided next to him/her.
Many cemeteries allow for multiple cremated remains to be interred in a single grave space.
One of the advantages of cremation is that it provides you with increased flexibility when you make your funeral and cemetery arrangements.
You might, for example, choose to have a funeral service before the cremation; a memorial service at the time of cremation or after the cremation with the urn present; or a committal service at the final disposition of cremated remains.
They offer the beauty of a mausoleum setting with the benefits of above ground placement of remains. This area of a cemetery offers the peacefulness of a serene garden where family and friends can come and reflect.
If you wish to have your ashes scattered somewhere, it is important to discuss your wishes to be scattered ahead of time with the person or persons who will actually have to do the cremation ashes scattering ceremony, as they might want to let your funeral professional assist in the scattering ceremony.
Viewing is encouraged for children, as long as the process is explained and the activity is voluntary. Embalming makes it possible to lengthen the time between death and the final disposition, allowing family members time to arrange and participate in the type of service most comforting to them.
The Federal Trade Commission says, "Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law.
Funerals fill an important role for those mourning the loss of a loved one.
By providing surviving family and friends with an atmosphere of care and support in which to share thoughts and feelings about death, funerals are the first step in the healing process.
Like any business, funeral homes must make a profit to exist.