In the west, cremation is a relatively new method of disposing of the mortal remains of a deceased person. Not many are aware of what is involved in it and that deters them from opting for it. At Heaven’s Own Funeral Service, we focus on helping family members understand what the process is all about so they can determine whether it’s the right option. Here are a few facts about the cremations Sydney process:
1. Organising a Cremation
You can contact a crematorium directly or through a funeral home. The crematorium takes care of everything, from transporting the body to handing over the ashes to the family. The crematorium’s contact information will be available online, and you can clarify all your doubts and explain your requirements to them.
Contact a funeral director if there are any additional arrangements that have to be made. They help arrange things like burials, wakes, and memorial services. The funeral director will explain the entire cremation process so you have a clear understanding of it. Once you decide it’s what you want, they will plan all the aspects and make sure it is organised correctly.
2. Cremation Only Services
A large number of funeral homes only provide cremation services, meaning there is no other service they offer in conjunction with it. The body is first transported to the chosen crematorium, where it will be cleaned up and prepared, after which it will be cremated. The ashes are handed over to the family members in a container or urn based on what they have chosen. A cremation only service typically doesn’t include a memorial service, wake, or even as visitation, or any other similar service.
3. Cremation Packages
These cremation packages or plans are crafted explicitly for cremations only. They include various additional things you might need like transportation, embalming services, the casket purchase, and a plot for burying the ashes. Depending on your requirements it could include a memorial service as well. Several establishments also offer pre and post-cremation services- these go a long way in helping the family deal with their grief. A credible funeral home will always tailor these cremation packages to ensure that family members don’t end up spending too much energy making decisions.
4. The Cost of a Cremation
The costs of cremation generally vary based on the aspects such as location, the type of ceremony, as well as any other services the family wants. The cost of a basic cremation is around $4,000 which includes all the essential things for a cremation. However, the costs can be higher and in the range of $10,000- $15,000 if additional services like a memorial, burial, or an elaborate casket are involved. The funeral home will provide a detailed breakdown of all costs involved. You can then make any further changes if necessary.
If you want to know more about cremation in Sydney, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Heaven’s Own Funeral Service. You can call 02 9002 7344 or contact us through this form, and we will contact you shortly.