Cremation Services - FAQ
What happens during the cremation process?
How hot does the cremator get?
How long does it take to cremate a body?
Are cremations done individually?
Is the body exposed to an open flame during the cremation process?
When after death can a cremation take place?
Is any other preparation required prior to cremation?
Is it true that the bones are crushed after cremation? I've heard you don't get ashes back -- what do you get?
Why is refrigeration of the remains necessary?
Is embalming necessary for cremation?
Is a casket required?
Are there special cremation caskets?
Can a casket be rented instead of purchased when choosing cremation?
Can I bring my own urn?
Can I watch the cremation?
Do all funeral homes and cemeteries have a crematory?
Is cremation a substitution for a funeral?
Do I have to make different funeral arrangements if I chose cremation?
Can we have the service before or after the cremation?
What can be done with the cremated remains?
Can I scatter the remains on private property?
What is memorialization for a cremation?
What is a columbarium?
If I'm going to be cremated, why would I want my remains to be placed in a columbarium, or
interred or scattered at the cemetery? Why shouldn't I just have them scattered in the sea or in some other place of my choosing?
Why is having a place to visit so important?
If I am cremated, can I be buried with my spouse even if he or she was in a casket?
Can I take the cremated remains home?
How big of a price difference is there with cremation compared to standard ground burial?
Do all religions permit cremation?