Burial or Cremation
One of the first topics discussed is the preference of a burial or cremation. This is a very personal choice and one that should be well considered. Some families choose based on preference and wishes, some on cost, and some on memorial options. If unsure, we highly recommend visiting your local cemetery and viewing the different options available for burials, or maybe the memorialisation options for cremated remains.
If you are arranging a burial, you may know the cemetery location you wish to be used, or you may wish to look at a few cemeteries before making the decision. Many families have pre-purchased a cemetery plot in advance and we can assist you to find the location of the cemetery if needed.
Some different options at the cemetery may include:
- Lawn Graves.
- Monumental Graves.
- Head Stone Graves.
- Natural Graves.
We can also assist with the pre-purchasing of plots at your chosen cemetery. Our experience and guidance has been of assistance to many families.
Many families are now choosing cremation. Over the last 10 years, cremations have grown in popularity for different reasons. Often the cost is significantly lower than burial, the memorialisation options are wider, and the ashes can be taken with family if they re-locate.
So, what to do with the ashes? You may wish to:
- Create a memorial for your loved one in a cemetery or niche wall.
- Choose a rose garden memorial, rock memorial, shrub memorial or lake memorial at your local cemetery.
- Place the ashes in an urn or jewellery item.
- Scatter the ashes at a special location.