Cremation: A Loving Tribute

Cremation is a popular choice for many nowadays. This is because it offers more choices for the family of the deceased to honor and celebrate the life lived. This also serves as a way for the family to incorporate the memory of the deceased into their homes and physical lives, so as to, perhaps, ease the pain.

For some, they prefer a mix of the conventional way of having their loved one in a memorial sanctuary and cremation. This is acquiring a columbary or a crypt to store the urn (the container for storing the ashes). This may be so for some who still see that it is proper and customary that their departed ones be separately visited in memorial lots than being with them in their homes.

Cremation makes more creative ways to connect the remains of a loved one to a place that they hold dear while he was still living. Upon proper coordination, authorization and permission from local authorities, the family, honoring the last wishes of their loved ones before demise, may opt to scatter the ashes on the place or have the urn buried in a particular spot of that place.

The thought of subjecting the deceased remains ablaze in a furnace that measure around 1000-1800 degrees Celsius can make others weak on the knees or faint. However, the process is somehow clinical in nature with proper sanitation and hygiene being observed at all times. Our services follow strict rules in handling the deceased body from the time it is delivered to the crematorium up to the time it is handed to the family in an urn. Get more information about a services that we offered click gentrygriffey.com.

cremationThe chamber is the so-called burning place for the body. Before putting in the remains, the chamber is pre-heated to a temperature through which the remains are immediately set inside through a mechanized access that is vacuum shut to keep the temperature concentrated inside. In the process, all tissues, hair, and bones are vaporized. There is no smell because the gases are released through an exhaust system.

Our crematorium has afterburners, making the bones softer and crumbled so as the compact remains like the skeletal fragments are easily crushed with a specialized rod.

The process is finalized through pulverized blending wherein a fine blender is used to break some fragments into smaller, finer substances. The outcome of this process usually looks like powdered sand. On the average, the process takes roughly around one to three hours of burning, and the once hundred or more pound bodyweight is reduced to three to seven pounds of pulverized ash.

Some families opt to have the remains of their loved one viewed through a casket before the actual process. They may choose to get the casket and have the remains cremated altogether or have the casket rented out that only the remains go in directly to the cremation chamber. With the former, they may opt to include objects that are sentimentally connected with the deceased. However, these objects are subject to inspection and approval of the staff since some metals like pacemakers, wristwatches and jewelry may under the extreme heat explode and may damage the equipment in any way.

The urn is the counterpart of the traditional casket or coffin where the family has the liberty to choose which design and color suits the personality and life of the deceased. They can choose from a preference of porcelain, metal, titanium or whichever material they want. One thing is for sure – any type of urn is designed to hold and contain the ashes in a specialized way that any kind of container would. Since the urn is the only giving evidence, which holds the remains of the deceased, the family will meticulously fuss over the type, design and preference of this container the same way they would in storing the urn should they not want to scatter the ashes.

In these times, innovations have shaped the way people want their loved ones to be remembered by incorporating their ashes into nature. Some have the idea of using the ashes to grow into trees or as extraordinary as their ashes being converted into glass or diamonds. These ideas may be just a bit eccentric to many at the moment but it would be no surprise if in the future, people will accept of these breakthroughs.

In essence, cremation makes us realize that, in general, what is essential is remembering the life and times the dearly departed has lived and given the ones left behind. It is in this process that the biblical quote “from ashes we came from, and ashes we turn into”, manifests.