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Discover The Four Types Of Cremation Services

If you are interested in being cremated once you have passed away, you might be also interested in knowing that there are actually four types of cremation services you can have your family opt for when that time comes. You can also leave your wishes in your last will and testament or finalize the arrangements ahead of time on your own. To help you determine which type of cremation service you will want, you will want to continue reading.

Cremation With A Traditional Funeral Service

This is when the body of the deceased is still laid out for a viewing by those who loved and cared for them during their lifetime. While a casket will need to be used for this, as rental is usually available. There is no need to purchase one since the cremation will happen after the services and caskets are never put into the incinerator.

Cremation With A Memorial Service

This happens when the deceased is sent straight for cremation instead of there being a viewing. A memorial service can take place at any time, but many people will at least wait until they have received the cremation ashes back from the funeral home. This way, they can have the ashes displayed in a lovely urn at the memorial service.

Cremation Without Any Service

Many people opt for this when there are not a lot of people who would attend a service or it is the final wish of the deceased that there are no public displays or services. Some people just do not like the idea of extra attention, even once they have passed away. With this option, the body of the deceased is taken straight to the crematorium and they will contact the next of kin when the ashes can be picked up.

Cremation After A Donation To Science

If you do not want to pay for the cremation or you simply want to help out the scientific community, you could always donate your body to science. They will run tests and experiments that will help them understand more about the human body. Once their work is done, they will send the body for cremation and the next of kin will be notified when the ashes are ready to be picked up. Depending on the work that is being done, this could be weeks, months, or even a couple of years after the passing of your loved one. 

Now that you have had the chance to get a better understanding of the various options that are available for cremation services, you will want to start thinking about which option you would like the most. You will then need to make sure that your closest friends and family understand which cremation service you want so your final wishes can be fulfilled when the day comes.

For more information, contact a company like Simple Choices Inc.