Burial or Cremation
One of the first topics discussed is often 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 already know the cemetery that is to be used, or maybe you a wishing to look at a few cemeteries before making the decision. Your family member may have even pre-purchased the cemetery plot.
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 people 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 garden, cemetery or wall of remembrance.
- 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.
- Have the ashes scattered at a location of significance.