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People choose cremation for a variety of reasons. Cremation can offer you both traditional and creative options in your final services. You may feel that cremation is more “natural” or that it is a less expensive alternative. However, the latter is not always true. Your decision may be based on religious, spiritual, or cultural beliefs or it may be made for economic reasons. The comfort provided by long standing traditions of viewings and funeral service are still available with cremation.
Family and friends continue to have the need and desire to gather to remember and commemorate the life of your loved one. We would be pleased to explain all of your options.
What is cremation? Cremation is a process that involves extreme heat to return the body to its basic elements. It is an alternative to earth burial but is not a substitute for the funeral ceremony or memorial service. The body must be enclosed in some type of container when delivered to the crematory, typically a casket or cremation container.
The choice of cremation container depends on your choice of funeral or memorial service, final disposition and memorialization. Your decisions should reflect your family's preferences, traditions and religious beliefs.
Following the cremation process, the cremated remains are placed in a second container for final disposition. An urn is often provided or suggested.
Whatever your reasons for choosing cremation, it is wise to explore the many options available to you.
CREMATION STANDARDS OF CARE
The basic needs of families and the basic services provided by Ronan Funeral Home are the same, whether burial or cremation is involved. A Private Time To Say Good-bye should be the same for cremation families as it is for those choosing burial. Our standards of care include that:
Our Basic Cremation Service includes:
Our standards may result in a fee for services greater than those charged by our colleagues. While we cannot speak to the standards and procedures of other firms, we can speak with confidence about the care, respect and dignity provided to all families we are privileged to serve.
There are many factors that influence the choice of a funeral home, such as reputation, integrity, service, price and standards of care. If price is your only consideration, we may not be your best choice. If you take everything into consideration, you will find us to be an excellent selection and an excellent value. Our services, standards and ceremonies are truly exceptional.
More traditionally, a service before the cremation, which can include a visitation/viewing, casket, flowers, and minister or celebrant helps families to accept the reality that their loved one has died.
Memorial Service: A service that follows the cremation is generally known as a memorial service. The deceased is not available for viewing and types of memorial services vary widely.
Another option is “direct” cremation. This, however, emphasizes no viewing, no visitation, no service, no casket, or no burial, and often times...no closure. Researchers have found that people who do not go through a funeral or memorial service or do not have a physical place to deposit flowers or other memorabilia, found it harder to find closure to their loved one’s death. For this reason, experts advise people to have a traditional service either before or after the actual cremation. This provides family and friends a chance to say goodbye. It also provides a time for sharing and for people to support one another.
Complete Cremation Service
Standard Cremation with a Memorial Service
Cremation with a Memorial Service and 1 Hour of Visitation
Cremation with Graveside Service
Direct Cremation Service