When considering cremation services in Osler, SK., you will most likely have a lot of questions. After all, if you have never had to experience this before, it can all be very overwhelming. To help ease your mind, we are going to discuss some of the most commonly asked questions.
Of course, you may have additional or different questions and that is normal and okay. When talking about the services, don’t hesitate to ask about anything you don’t understand or want more information about.
Commonly Asked Questions
“Do I need to buy a casket?”
When choosing cremation services, you do not have to purchase a casket unless you want to. When the deceased is created, normally the body is placed inside what is sometimes referred to as “cremation casket”. Essentially, this is a container usually made of cardboard and very minimal. If you wish to have your loved one placed in a more traditional casket, you are always welcome to have that option.
“Do I need clothes for the body?”
This is a personal choice, but overall, most families choose an outfit for their loved one. This outfit is normally a more formal one but can be anything you and your family decide.
“How do I arrange for the cremation?”
Most of the arrangements can be made through the funeral home, but there are a few things to me mindful of. First, there will be paperwork and you will need to have the death certificate. Next you will need to decide if you would like to have a funeral or memorial service and if the cremation will happen before or after that. Most other issues will be handled by the funeral home.
“What are the ashes like?”
You may wish to know what the ashes will be like, especially if you are considering scattering them. At first, since the ashes contain bone fragments, they are coarse. However, the ashes you receive will be more like sand in texture due to them being processed.
“Do I need an urn directly after the cremation?”
You do not need an urn directly after creation because the ashes will be put into a temporary urn. If you choose to scatter the ashes, no further urn is needed. If you choose to purchase a final urn, this allows you time to select the right one, have any engraving done, etc.
“Will my loved one be created with others?”
No. Creation services are held one at a time.
“When does the cremation happen?”
When the cremation takes place is entirely up to you. If you would like to have the body present at the funeral, the service will need to happen a little sooner. If you would like more time planning a funeral or memorial service, you can have the cremation first.
Do you have more questions about cremation services Osler, SK.? Call and talk to the compassionate staff at Martens Warman Funeral Home, LTD. They are more than happy to help you navigate this difficult road, answer any questions, and address any concerns you may have.