It’s often thought that
cremation involves limited options for honoring a loved one, but in fact, cremation
is a highly respectful and flexible choice for many families. If your
loved one did not pre-plan his or her arrangements and the family’s
religious traditions allow cremation, you may wish to speak with a funeral
director about whether this could be an appropriate choice for your loved one.
Cremation offers many options for memorialization.
Choosing cremation allows families to personalize the arrangements to suit
their unique needs. If you expect out-of-town relatives to attend the
service, it may be appropriate to arrange the cremation first, with the
services to follow at a later date. If a visitation is to be held, it
may be scheduled before or after the cremation. When the cremation is
complete, you may choose to inter your loved one in an indoor or outdoor
niche at the memorial park or to keep the urn at home.
Cremation is an environmentally friendly choice.
Cremation is an
appropriate choice for a decedent who valued environmental stewardship. As the population grows, many people
are concerned about the space that burial plots use. Cremation can also
eliminate the need for embalming, which uses environmentally undesirable
Cremation allows families to stay close to their loved ones.
When a family needs to move out of the area, this decision can be particularly
difficult when a loved one has been buried. Choosing cremation allows
your family to keep your loved one’s ashes close to home even after
that home is relocated.
Cremation is a respectful choice that is also affordable.
On-site cremation services reassure families that their loved ones’
remains will be handled with the utmost in respect and care. Not only
is cremation a respectful choice, it’s an affordable one that allows
your family to say your final goodbyes without suffering the added burden
of financial stress.
Chapel of the Chimes Hayward provides respectful cremation services for
families in Hayward and beyond. Our compassionate funeral directors have
helped families from all backgrounds plan cremation ceremonies and funeral
services. If you need to arrange a funeral, call us at (510) 398-6922
and let us know how we can help your family during this difficult time.