Is Casket Required For Cremation?

By: George Darte
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Many people want to consider cremation instead of opting for the traditional burial. It is an environmentally-friendly and affordable alternative as you don’t need to pay for a separate burial plot. At Darte Funeral Home, we are happy to explain the process or answer any questions you may have regarding cremation. One of the more common questions we get is whether you need a casket for cremation.

Do You Need a Casket for Cremation?

Yes, you do need a casket for cremation. It doesn’t have to be fancy or well decorated but the body must be placed inside a box before it goes into the cremation chamber. Most basic cremation packages include a cardboard box for this purpose. The casket for cremation is simple, unadorned, doesn’t have any volatile chemical compounds, and is easily combustible.

Some families choose to purchase a more attractive casket for viewing or funeral services. Clients can buy more decorative and elaborate boxes for their loved ones as a way to honour them.

Once the service is complete, funeral homes move the body to a more appropriate casket for cremation if necessary. You can discuss this process in detail with our expert if you want to know more about these caskets.

Once the cremation is complete, all remains are ground into ashes and stored inside an urn. Family members can either keep these ashes at home, scatter them, bury them in the backyard, or bury them in a specific plot.

The cost of a cremation box and urn is usually included in basic cremation packages. It is a good idea to discuss the expenses involved in detail to make informed decisions.

If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call (905) 937-4444 or use our contact form.

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