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Understanding Cremation

The cremation process has been a part of many cultures and societies around the world for thousands of years. Yet, only in the past decade has the popularity of cremation in North America grown substantially.

As more people choose cremation services over traditional funerals, more questions about the process, history, and common practices have surfaced. This section of our website is intended to provide an overview of cremation and address any of the questions or concerns you may have.

If you require more information or would like to discuss further, don't hesitate to contact us at anytime.

Benefits of Cremation and Why Cremation is Preferred
Here we provide the reasons more people are choosing cremation and the benefits it provides. We also have a checklist to help when preparing for cremation.
How Does Cremation Work?
Learn more here about cremation in general, the details of the flame and flameless cremation processes and information on the benefits of direct cremation.
The History of Cremation Around The World
Found in both ancient and modern societies, cremation practices vary wildly due to changing social and economic forces. Visit this page to learn more about the history of cremation.
Questions to Ask
Here are the specific questions to ask when speaking with a funeral director or cremation specialist regarding their crematory policies, procedures, and costs.
Plan an Ash Scattering Ceremony
A scattering ceremony can be a profoundly meaningful time of remembrance for friends and family. Learn how to scatter a loved one's ashes.
Frequently-Asked Questions
Here you will find the answers to some common questions about cremation and what's involved.