After death, there are several options available to memorialize the body,
such as cremation and burial.
During cremation, the body is reduced it is most basic elements using heat; these elements
may be stored in an urn or other container, scattered in a favorite place,
or buried following funeral services. Cremation is a popular option for
many individuals, who may choose it for religious, personal, financial,
or ecological reasons.
Cremation services are often 40-50% less expensive overall than more traditional
embalming and burial services. Many individuals find cremation an appealing
option for this reason, either because they wish to use their finances
on other considerations while alive or they don’t want to leave
a significant financial burden for their family.
Choosing cremation is a personal decision that may simply reflect the wishes and beliefs
of an individual. Some people do not like the idea of burial, while others
want their remains to be scattered in a location that holds personal significance
but is not a cemetery or memorial park. Cremation is also a simple process
that some find more appealing than the more complicated procedures of
embalming and burial. Opting for cremation also eliminates the necessity
of holding funeral services shortly after death, allowing loved ones the
time they may need to travel for a memorial or funeral.
In recent years, cremation services have become popular because of their
ecological benefits as well. Cremation does not require the use of toxic
embalming chemicals and does not take up land for a burial plot, nor does
it require the use of wood or other resources to create a casket.
At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, we offer comprehensive memorial and funeral
services in Hayward, including
cremation services and burial services in our memorial park. You can find out more about
planning a cremation ceremony, funeral service, or memorial celebration
to commemorate the life of a loved one when you visit our website or call