If a loved one has recently passed away and you’re preparing to meet with a funeral director to plan the final service, you’ll want to know you’ve made the right selection. Things will be much easier if the deceased has preplanned their own body disposition before their death. But if you need to plan for them, you’ll want to contact a funeral home in Martensville, SK for cremation services or funeral services. As you may or may not know, more and more people these days are planning cremations for their deceased loved ones. If you’re leaning towards arranging a cremation service for your deceased relative, you’ll want to ensure you’re making the right choice. This means you will want to be able to separate fact from fiction.

Here’s a look at some common cremation myths that need to be laid to rest – so that you can make an informed decision based on accurate information.

Myth: A Stranger’s Ashes Could End Up in the Urn You Take Home

One common, yet erroneous, myth is that there’s the possibility of mix-ups at the funeral home such that you could end up with the ashes of a stranger. How knows how many people have passed on cremations in favour of burials because of this myth. After all, who wants to think that the urn they bring home after the cremation may have the ashes of someone else’s loved one? Rest assured that this sort of mix-up is a fanciful notion. Funeral homes have protocols to ensure that these types of mix-ups don’t happen. So the urn you obtain will have the cremated remains of your departed loved one instead of the ashes of another person’s deceased relative.

Myth: People of Faith Can’t be Cremated

Some people believe that religious people can’t plan cremations. A few religions do prohibit cremation. But most of them have no issues with cremation as a final service option. You can ask a leader in your religion if there are any prohibitions you should know about. But it’s likely that you’ll see that you can plan either a cremation or a burial. For your information, some religions that are against cremation include Islam, Orthodox Judaism, and Greek Orthodox.

Myth: You Can’t Scatter Ashes Because It’s Against the Law
It is not against the law to spread cremated remains. Many people opt to scatter the ashes on private land. This is okay as long as you have the landowner’s permission. So if you want to scatter the ashes on your own property, you can certainly do so. If you want to scatter the ashes in a region where the deceased had loved to go hiking, you can do so. Ensure that you scatter the ashes off the beaten path so that other hikers or campers don’t come into contact with the ashes.

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When you need to find a provider of funeral services and cremation services in Martensville, SK, we’re here to give you a helping hand. We’ll be honoured to assist you if you’re interested in planning a final service. Allow our funeral director to explain the process and help you make arrangements. For the help you require, get in touch by phone to speak to one of our staff members. You can also visit us at our office if you’d prefer to talk to someone in person.