Burial or Cremation
This is a very personal decision that each family must make. For some families their loved one has expressed their choice before they have passed away and the family will carry out their wishes.
For other families the subject has not been spoken of and they now need to decide.
This decision can be based on several factors including religious or cultural beliefs as well as family history.
Cost factors can also impact on the decision - not so much the actual burial or cremation aspect but the memorial costs - for example:
- Cremation - Scattering the ashes or placing them in an urn to keep verses a memorial niche at a columbarium or crematorium. More Info →
- Burial - a simple headstone or full monumental work. More Info →
Other points to consider when choosing between a burial or cremation are:
- In days gone by families lived in the town or city of their birth often for generations and a walk through the local cemetery was like a stroll through the history of the area. Nowadays our society is more transient and cremation allows for families to be able to take their loved ones ashes with them.