A Cremation is a common ritual in which the deceased is placed inside a cremator and the ashes are collected and given to the family. A cremation should always be performed by someone reputable that will adhere to the state government guidelines and have policies and procedures in place to ensure that the deceased and their ashes are always identifiable. A name plate will stay with the deceased at all times throughout the cremation process. The cremation process can take 1-2 hours. The ashes will be ready to be returned to the family within 2-3 business days.
A funeral service is usually held before a cremation as a celebration and remembrance of the deceased. The family may wish to have a memorial after the funeral service and cremation, in which they have the option to;
- Distribute the ashes to family members
- Place the ashes in a permanent memorial where people can visit. Memorial parks are peaceful areas and usually provide shade, benches and pergolas for visitors.
- Scatter them in a public area such as a park or beach, however you may require council permission to scatter ashes.