5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

By: Danny Amoruccio
Friday, January 28, 2022

Many individuals nowadays choose cremation to traditional burying. This practice is gaining popularity in many areas in the US and among people of different faiths. Although cremation is a common practice, many individuals aren't clear exactly what it includes.

Cremation Facts

At Willowbrook Cemetery, we've encountered people that harbor various myths and misunderstandings about the cremation process. Here are some basic facts to enable you to understand it better:

  1. Cremation eliminates the requirement for a burial plot and embalm the remains. If the cremation occurs immediately after the individual's death, embalming the body is unnecessary.
  2. You can opt to keep your loved one's cremains in a columbarium or scatter them in your garden. Additionally, depending on local rules and regulations, you can scatter their ashes in the sea or an outdoor location.
  3. Cremation has become a more cost-effective alternative than burial due to the range of options.
  4. Occasionally, family members live in other towns/cities than the deceased. They have a more challenging time paying homage to the individual anytime they wish. Cremation is a highly efficient method of resolving this difficulty. You can carry the deceased's ashes and put them in an urn to move to any location.
  5. Many people assume that when a person is cremated, they can’t conduct a memorial/funeral service. This is a myth, and you can always perform a memorial service following the cremation. During the service, place the urn in the designated position so that you, your relatives, and friends can pay tribute to the departed.

The final resting place you select for a cherished one matters to you and your family. You will be visiting this place often and will want to pay homage to them. We at Willowbrook Cemetery, understand this and our team will work with and help you pick the ideal final resting place for the departed soul at our serene cemetery.

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