Cremation is the process of reducing the body to bone fragments through the application of intense heat. This usually takes from two to three hours and occurs in a special type of furnace, known as a cremation chamber or retort. The remaining fragments are then processed into a finer substance and placed in a temporary container. Before the remains are returned to the family, they are usually transferred to an urn for permanent containment.
If you have currently suffered a loss and are not sure where to begin, Unity Funeral Home can help you every step of the way in the funeral planning process. We have several resources available on this website to help you, and we are only a phone call away.
The advantage of choosing a traditional funeral is that it's easiest to arrange, as it follows a pattern so families know what to expect. There are a lot of organizations and retailers who are able to help the bereaved through the planning of such an event. A traditional funeral makes many of your choices easier because there's established etiquette for the different stages of the ceremony. However, a traditional funeral is generally one of the most expensive kinds of funeral. Funeral homes benefit greatly when people follow tradition.
Funeral planning is a difficult process involving emotional stress, financial decision making and uncertainty. Without some guidance, the options and information surrounding funerals and arrangement planning can seem overwhelming at an already complicated time. Give us a call and we can provide assistance with arranging a funeral.