BURIAL OR CREMATION
Burial, Cremation and the Funeral Service
Making the decision on whether to bury or cremate can be difficult for some, straight forward for others. Many influences come into play – religious or spiritual beliefs, finances or ecological awareness are just some of the reasons for choosing one over the other. Keep in mind that no matter which way you choose to go, we will be there every step of the way, alongside you, making the arrangements and completing the paperwork, ensuring your wishes and decisions are met. We will do everything in our power to guide and assist you.
The following information may be of some assistance when deciding on a burial or a cremation.
There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently deceased love one. One of the first decisions you will need to make involves the location of the burial – which cemetery is appropriate for you and your family. The local council presiding over the cemetery will charge a leasing fee together with a grave preparation fee – the charges for each Council area varies and can be discussed with us. Then there is the decision regarding the headstone and base stone however, this does not have to take place right away. Again, we can assist you.
The basics of a traditional burial funeral service include:
Cremation can cost less than a burial. With cremation you do not need a cemetery, you can scatter the ashes or keep them with you in an urn.
Of course, there are costs associated with cremation that need to be considered and should you wish to place the ashes in a cemetery there will still be a charge for leasing, you will also need a name plaque, again depending on the cemetery that you select, but all of this generally costs less than a burial.
When looking at the declining availability of land in our urban areas, cremation can make sense. In the country cemeteries this isn’t such an issue.