Boca Raton, FL – When someone has passed away, there are a number of different options available related to their funeral and burial services. Cremation is one possible choice that has a long history and tradition in many cultures around the world.
Concerns about how cremation works
Many families have never utilized cremation services for one of their relatives before. This means that a number of important questions will obviously have to be addressed.
The most basic question is to ask why someone would choose cremation versus being placed to rest in some kind of casket with their body fully intact. Some families have limited time or money to invest in various formalities of a funeral and burial space in a cemetery. Cremation is an efficient and effective option for anyone in this situation. Despite this level of efficiency, cremation is still a traditional and respected way to honor a person’s memory, as various religions have utilized this manner of handling the body. There are certain religions that actually choose cremation as the preferred way of going through a person’s final life stage.
There are also options related to cremation that allow a greater degree of control for the family. There can be a traditional viewing and other services with either the body or the ashes present. This means that the process of cremation can take place either before or after depending on the family’s wishes. If a service does happen for the deceased person, the same range of services and ceremonies are still available. A cremation can also happen without any kind of services at all if this is desired.
For families that have roots outside of Florida, the ashes or body can also be transferred to different states or countries if necessary.
Storing the ashes afterward
A family can also choose what to do with the ashes afterward. This can vary based on tradition and religious practice, as some will choose to keep the ashes at home or in a cemetery. Others may choose to release the ashes and return them to the earth. The size of an urn is large enough to house approximately five pounds of ashes for a woman and seven pounds of ashes for a man. Any non-organic material is also removed from the body before the cremation takes place.
Local funeral homes can provide these services
Glick Family Funeral Home provides cremation services and other forms of help to families of all religions and backgrounds in the Boca Raton area. Anyone who needs to learn more about the home’s services can contact them by phone or through their website to make arrangements.
3600 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431