Do you just want to be cremated, is it because you don’t want to cause a fuss?
Cremation is a versatile option because it provides ample time for the family to gather, it allows for easy transportation of the remains, and it makes for a simple means of disposition. The notion that there shouldn’t be any “fuss” is simply a misunderstanding of the reason we have funeral and memorial services in the first place. We want to-indeed, we need to-make a “fuss” when we lose someone we love.
There are three essential elements to a healing and healthy funeral experience…
1. A Public Gathering
A gathering allows family and friends to give and receive love, comfort, and support to one another. Opening this event to public multiplies its effectiveness. A public gathering helps the family mark an important occasion and transportation from life before the death to life after death.
2. A service with religious or spiritual overtones:
A ceremony helps us honor the person who has died and understand the reality of the person’s death. Adding the appropriate religious or spiritual elements offers hope to the grieving family and aids us in our search for meaning.
3. A procession to the final resting place:
A procession is a strong symbol of unity, support, and acknowledgement that something important has occurred. A place of final rest for the cremated body helps provide a point of closure, an understanding of the finality of death, and place to go in the future to search for further meaning.
As we plan ahead, we need to consider the needs of our family as well as our own preferences and desires… Here are some considerations to think about when choosing cremation…
Cremation offers endless opportunities for you to think about. At Gednetz-Ruzek and Brown Funeral Home we understand the changing funeral service profession and we are ready to do those out of the box services for the families we serve. Having those unique services offers more personalization and a better way to memorialize your loved one by making the service revolve around what they liked and enjoyed. Ask us about the endless opportunities available to you!