In the vast majority of cases, when a person dies, there are two common options for what happens directly after a funeral.
The first option is a burial, which is generally regarded as the more traditional and classic form of final resting, but something that you might find interesting is that the percentage of people being traditionally buried these days is much lower than it has ever been before.
Taking over as one of the most popular options in 2020 and beyond is that of cremation, something that some cultures have always preferred, but also something that is starting to find prominence no matter what religion (or no religion at all) that you follow.
Here Newhaven Funerals NQ we have experience with all varieties. With that in mind, here is a brief rundown of information for arranging a cremation in Mackay.
Select A Vendor
The first stage involves choosing what type of vendor you want to use.
This will usually be a choice between a funeral home or a simply a direct cremation service.
The main difference is that a direct cremation does not involve the full traditional funeral ceremony as part of the package.
The next stage is completing a lot of admin, including things like attaining a copy of the death certificate, filling out cremation paperwork, and having the body transported to the facility that you have chosen.
Casket And Urn Selection
The final admin stage is making a choice about which casket you would like your loved one to be cremated in.
There is a wide range of options that caters to every kind of individual preference, from very traditional to more modern and unconventional.
For the ashes that are going to be returned to you, an urn will also need to be selected, again from a large range of options.
The final stage is witnessing the cremation. This can be done in the form of a small committal ceremony that can be customised to the beliefs and wishes of the deceased.
So, if you should find yourself in need of arranging a cremation in Mackay, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Newhaven Funerals NQ.
Feel free to contact a member of our dedicated team and they will be more than happy to assist you with anything that you need, including answering any questions that you might have. We look forward to being able to help.