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Why is a Casket Required for Cremation?

Planning a funeral can be very difficult and challenging, and there are different types of services you can consider. It’s important to have a good understanding of your options so that you can make informed decisions, and cremation is one option you can consider. What many people don’t know is that a casket is required for cremation, and the following guide will explain why.

A family can choose not to view their loved one and can proceed directly to cremation, but a casket would still have to be selected. A cremation container can also be chosen, and the important thing is that you have a suitable container, as this is a must for a cremation. It’s natural to wonder why this is necessary because most people assume you can skip this aspect when selecting this service, but that is not the case. A safe and appropriate container will have to be selected, and the container you choose must meet the requirements of the crematorium.

Choosing a casket or cremation container is mandatory because this is what shelters and protects the deceased during the transfer process from the funeral home to the crematorium. This container will also ensure staff members work in a safe manner that is dignified when handling human remains. Additionally, crematorium operators work under different licensing from others in the funeral services industry and those in the field of transfer and cannot handle human remains directly, so a container has to be present.

It’s completely natural to feel overwhelmed and emotional when choosing a casket, but a reputable funeral home will guide you during this very difficult time. They will present you with all of your options and will give you the space you need to make your decision. You should not feel pressured or obligated in any way and must feel comfortable with your decision. You can also consider a cardboard cremation container if you are interested in an environmentally-friendly option, and this would not waste any resources or trees, so families can choose this type of cremation container, which is both practical and dignified. You will also have the option of including personal items in the cremation container to accompany your loved one. Letters, clothing, blankets, or other sentimental items are all things that can be included if you like.

Here at Oliveira Funeral Home, we understand how difficult planning a funeral can be and will be here for you throughout the process. You can rely on our staff and our services because we will do everything we can to help you and your family get through this trying time. Accepting the loss of a loved one is never easy, and we will provide you with all of the information you need. We have served families in BC for many years, and whether you are looking for funeral homes or cremation services, we can help. If you are in the Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock, Mission, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack areas, contact us today.

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