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.

Leave a comment
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.


Please wait

Previous Posts

Navigating Your Rights: Funeral Home Choices in Privately Owned Cemeteries

Making decisions about funeral arrangements can be a daunting process, especially during a time of grief. For those who have taken the thoughtful step of pre-planning by purchasing a cemetery plot ...

The Vital Conversation We Often Shy Away From: End-of-Life Discussions

Death is a certainty of life, yet the conversation around it remains one of the most neglected, with families often unprepared for the eventuality. However, this shift towards open communication is...

What Are Prepaid Cremation Services?

Planning for the inevitable end of life is an overwhelming responsibility most of us would rather avoid. At Willowbrook Cemetery, many people ask us - What are prepaid cremation services? Preparin...

Qualities To Look For In A Good Funeral Home

Choosing a funeral home is a deeply personal decision that requires careful consideration. During grief and loss, you want to ensure that your loved one's final arrangements are handled with the ut...

How To Get Through The First Couple Of Weeks After A Death

The days and weeks immediately following the death of a loved one are some of the most difficult times you'll ever face. Profound grief often leaves you feeling numb, overwhelmed, and completely ad...

4 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need To Know

When we attend a funeral, we want to display respect for the decedent and show support for their family. However, funeral etiquette can become baffling, and there are more than 4 funeral etiquette ...

A Complete Understanding Of Funeral/Cremation Pricing

When a loved one passes away, families are faced with the difficult task of making funeral arrangements while navigating the emotional and practical challenges of grief. Among the many decisions to...

4 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need To Know

When attending a funeral or memorial service, we all want to show respect for the deceased and support for the bereaved. However, funeral etiquette can sometimes feel confusing, and there are more ...

How Does Compound Grief Affect Our Grieving Abilities?

Grief, a natural response to loss, is a deeply personal and often challenging emotional journey. When individuals experience multiple losses within a short timeframe, it can lead to compound grief,...

How Does A Funeral Help In The Grieving Process

In the face of loss, the human experience seeks solace and meaning. While grief is a deeply personal journey, some people ask- How Does a Funeral Help in the Grieving Process? Funerals offer a stru...