Overview of Cremation
The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years. Cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged. Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to ashes through application of intense heat.
Contrary to what some people believe, Cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.
Choosing cremation neither eliminates nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services can be planned before or after the cremation process. Loveland Funeral Chapel will assist you in making arrangements and preparing for services personalized specifically to reflect the life of the deceased.
The Complete Cremation Service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or the use of a rental casket. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.
The Immediate Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death then embalming will not be necessary. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be encouraged. If the viewing could not be done within 48 hours then embalming may be required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.
A Simple Cremation is chosen by families desiring the most simplicity. Our services include the very basic services necessary. No memorial services are held.
Memorialization Options for Cremation
Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water. Loveland Funeral Chapel will assist in the following memorialization options, among others, for cremated remains:
Scattering – Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment.
Traditional Burial – In ground burial on a family plot – Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.
Retaining – We also have unique urns and keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our Merchandise pages, or contact us directly and we will help you with your needs.