Understanding the Options for Cremation Ceremonies

Cremation Services Hayward

Planning a cremation ceremony can be difficult and overwhelming. If you can seek the help of a funeral home or crematorium in your planning, the process will be much easier. A funeral home or crematorium can walk you through their cremation options, help you plan a cremation ceremony, and provide grief counseling services. Here are a few of the options that you have for cremation ceremonies.

Interment
The cremated remains of your loved one can by buried in a burial service at a cemetery. You can also choose to have the cremated remains entombed in a columbarium niche, or in a crypt in a mausoleum. These options all allow you to have a memorial service at the time that the cremation urn or casket is placed in the burial plot or columbarium niche. The cremains do not have to be completely pulverized if you are choosing to bury or entomb them. If you do bury them in a cemetery, you can choose to use a biodegradable cremation urn.

Scattering of Ashes
The ashes that you receive from the crematorium can also be scattered in a place that is memorable for you and your deceased loved one. If you are choosing to scatter ashes, you must research your city and state’s specific regulations regarding the site at which the ashes will be scattered. Public places, such as parks, forests, and lakes, may not allow the scattering of ashes.

Cremation Urn and Memorial
If you choose to scatter your loved one’s ashes, you can also ask the crematorium to leave some aside for you to keep in your home. Crematoriums and funeral homes offer memorials and cremation urns in which they will place the ashes. You can then keep the urn or memorial in your home permanently.

If you’re planning a cremation service near Hayward , our compassionate staff at Chapel of the Chimes can help. We have experience planning funerals, cremations, and burial services according to the various specific religious and cultural customs of our community. For more information, call us today at (510) 398-6922.

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