The cremation process is used by many across the world and by many religions. (Some don’t allow it including Orthodox Jewish, Islamic, and Eastern Orthodox just to name a few) Geting a body cremating is a big decision and is not something that should be taken lightly. We are here to bring you everything you need to know about the cremation process to help you decide if this the right choice for you or a loved one in the future.
The first and most important step is identifying the deceased. It’s pivotal to know that the correct body is being cremated and the authorized documents should be double-checked for confirmation.
The body will be placed in the chamber where the cremation will begin. You will normally see the casket the body is held in (if it's not metal) or the cremation container placed in the chamber as well
The next-of-kin will be notified that the process iscomplete, and the ashes will be taken upon arrival. The process from start tofinish can take anywhere from a few days to about a week.
It’s important to understand the cremation process before making this your choice for the afterlife. Cremation is nothing like what they make it out in the movies and, by definition, it is, to reduce (a dead body) to ashes by fire, especially as a funeral rite. If you need help with your cremation service, reach out the Hamel Lydon Chapel and Cremation Services!