Funeral homes in Prince Albert, SK can provide different cremation services. Direct cremation, a no-fanfare service where the body goes directly to the crematory, is one of the most popular. Here’s why.
- On average, direct cremation cost about one-sixth the price of a traditional funeral.
- Only the immediate family and a handful of close friends would be present in direct cremation.
- Since there are no services, you don’t have to arrange anything other than the cremation itself.
- You have the option in direct cremation as to when to do the cremation and when you want to hold a memorial.
- Lastly, direct cremation is a more environmentally friendly option compared to burial. You eliminate the need for embalming, casket, or burial vault.
1. Most affordable cremation option
Because there are no services involved and no need for a casket and cemetery costs like grave plot and digging, direct cremation is a low-cost option. On average, it costs about one-sixth the price of a traditional funeral. After the body leaves for the crematory, the ashes are returned within days or weeks, depending on the arrangement. The family can then choose to do nothing or organize a memorial service or celebration of life on their own. They can choose to have a small, simple service in the family home or have a formal scattering ceremony according to the deceased person’s wishes.
2. Direct cremation is discrete
Not everyone wants to mourn publicly. In instances like this, direct cremation is the most suitable option. There’s no public viewing or service, so no mourners are in attendance, and you don’t have to spend time catering to guests. Once the arrangement is made, the funeral home handles the rest, safely away from public attention.
3. Easy to arrange and stress-free
A family that chooses direct cremation has one less thing to worry about during a difficult time. They do not have to worry about arranging an additional funeral service or finding an area large enough for people to gather and pay their respects in person. They also do not have to worry about transporting the body anywhere else after it is taken care of at the funeral home, saving them both time and money.
And because it requires less time commitment from the family, survivors have more emotional room to be there for one another instead of being consumed with planning stress. Not only that, but you can also arrange it over the phone or online. There’s no need to visit the funeral home, which makes it an ideal option for distant relatives.
4. Provides total flexibility
When you choose cremation, you can decide when and how you wish to honor your loved one. But a direct cremation takes things further. There’s more flexibility in arranging a simple cremation than traditional cremation. You don’t have to plan the how and when right away, and you can arrange the cremation itself from a distance. Family members who live far away don’t have to feel guilty if they can’t make the funeral because there’s none.
5. Greenest cremation option
When you choose direct cremation, you eliminate the need for embalming, casket, or burial vault—major expenses and harmful funeral merchandise to the environment. Embalming contains toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, and the wood/metal from caskets doesn’t decompose easily. Additionally, because it doesn’t involve a lot of travel, arranging a direct cremation has a lower carbon footprint. These advantages are why direct cremation is a popular funeral home service for families in Prince Albert, SK. If you wish to arrange one, reach out to us. We are available 24/7, and our staff is here to help. Call us now to get started.