Cremation is the process in which the body of the deceased is reduced to bone fragments by way of intense heat. The body is placed in a special furnace called a cremation chamber for approximately 2 - 3 hours. Fragments of the remains are processed into a finer substance (which most people refer to as "ashes"). Cremated remains are then placed into an urn. Families may choose to have the remains buried, scattered, entombed or kept by the family.
There are many options available when choosing cremation. If you prefer to have a funeral service, you may choose to have the body present. In which case, cremation would take place following the service. Another option is to have the body cremated first, followed by a memorial service. You may or may not want to have the cremated remains present at the time of the service. If you wish to have cremation without a ceremony, we can help you with all the arrangements.