Cremation is nothing new. It’s been around a long time, thousands of years in fact, and is used in many cultures across the world. These days, it has become more modernised, but is still one of the most common options for funerals. Modern crematoriums are very respectful of the people they work with and aim to deliver their service in a way that is caring and empathetic. Usually, this involves proper care of the body, correct tagging and storage, and an efficient cremation process overall.
In this article, we will primarily be going through the process for a direct cremation.
Funeral Service or No Funeral Service
First, you should decide if there is going to be a funeral service. If you choose to have one instead of a traditional burial, the cremation will take place after the service is over. If you choose not to have a service, you can have a direct cremation, wherein the body will be cremated shortly after your loved one has passed away. As a provider of direct cremations, we offer cremations only. Our clients call us when their loved ones pass away and we take care of the entire process from that point on, making everything as smooth as possible.
Contact a Cremation Provider or Funeral Director
If you choose to have a funeral or memorial service, you will need to contact a funeral director. They will be able to guide you through the process and organise everything. Alternatively, for a direct cremation, you will need to contact a direct cremation provider. You will talk to a consultant, who will take some information from you and guide you through the next steps in the process.
Filling Out Forms
You will need to give some basic information such as your relationship to the person, their full name and date of birth, and any information required for pickup and return of the body and cremated remains. The cremation provider you work with will take care of any additional paperwork, as well as any Government requirements. This may include doctor’s medical forms and fees.
Our team will collect your loved one and bring them into our care. From there, we will organise cremation at Lake Mulwala crematorium. A basic coffin is included in the cost of the cremation. This coffin is kept closed throughout the entire cremation process, ensuring nothing gets mixed up.
Once your loved one has arrived at the crematorium, their identity will be verified with both the nameplate on the coffin and the medical certificate or coroner’s cremation permit.
The cremation will be carried out no later than 48 hours after pickup. Everything, including the coffin, is transferred to the cremation chamber where the cremation takes place. The cremation process itself takes about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the size of the cremated remains.
While the remains are usually referred to as cremation ashes, they’re actually small bone fragments. These bone fragments are ground down to a fine powdery ash, ready to be stored in containers or cremation urns.
Once the cremation process is complete, your loved one’s ashes are transferred into a cremation container for the return trip to you. This is a temporary container designed, sealed tight for transportation.
Once cremated, our team will return cremated remains to you. If the cremation was handled by a third-party contractor, we may need to wait for their delivery before returning cremated remains. In some cases, cremated remains are placed in an urn and returned directly to the family.
Choose Cost Less Cremations
Cost Less Cremations offer direct cremation services for families in Melbourne. Contact us today for more information on direct cremations and request a cremation service today. Direct cremation is a popular alternative to traditional funeral services and traditional burials, as it can help reduce funeral costs and simplify cremation procedures. Click here for more information on our services.