Have you made an appointment to talk to a funeral director about cremation services in Saskatoon, SK? If you’ve done your homework before deciding on a service provider, you’ll be in good hands. But it still makes sense to go into the process without any misconceptions and myths clouding your head. While cremation is now as common as traditional burial, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some inaccurate things about cremation making the rounds. Read on to see if you’ve been taken in by any of these 4 cremation myths – and learn the truth.
1. You Might End Up with the Wrong Person’s Ashes in an Urn
This is really the stuff of some Hollywood script. The reality, however, is that there is no chance of your getting a cremation urn with the ashes of someone else’s family member. Funeral homes have processes in place that identify bodies as soon as they enter the premises. So the urn you get will contain the ashes of your deceased loved one rather than the ashes of someone else’s deceased loved one. If you have any questions about the process, ask the funeral home you hire to explain what steps they take to ensure that there are no mix-ups.
2. It’s Against the Law to Scatter Cremated Remains
It is not against the law to scatter cremated remains. In the province, you are permitted to scatter ashes as long as you get permission from the property owner. So unless the property you want to scatter the ashes on belongs to you, be sure to ask before scattering.
3. Cremation Involves Fire
This myth is one of the main reasons some people prefer a traditional funeral service followed by an earth burial. But the reality is that cremation does not involve setting the deceased’s body on fire. Rather, the body is placed into a cremation chamber where the intensely high heat reduces the body back to its basic elements. After this, the bones and teeth are pulverized so that what is left behind is what is referred to as cremated remains, cremains, or ashes.
4. Religions Forbid Cremation
A few religions are against cremation as a body disposition, but the reality is that many of them either prefer cremation as a body disposition or are fine with either a cremation or a funeral. Your best bet is to consult with the funeral home you’ll be working with or with an official associated with your faith community to find out if a cremation is permissible.
When you need a cremation services provider in Saskatoon, SK, look no further than Martens Warman Funeral Home, LTD. We have a track record of helping families plan cremations and funerals for their deceased loved ones. As well, we specialize in helping people who are interested in preplanning their own final services. A cremation service can include many of the same elements as a traditional funeral such as flowers, music, and even a viewing. For the help you need, you can reach us by phone at (306) 934-4888, drop by our office at 402 Central St W Warman, SK S0K 4S0 Canada.