Funeral Terminology

By: George Darte
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The terms used during funeral planning may be puzzling to someone who has never arranged one. At George Darte Funeral Home, we endeavor to offer our families all of the information they need to make educated decisions. Here is some funeral terminology that you may encounter while arranging a funeral service:

1. Advance Planning 

Advance planning is the process of preparing for the end of one's life. People may leave instructions about how they want their funeral, burial, commemoration, and other services. A collection of documented and registered directions or preparing all the specifics for a prepaid funeral service are examples of advanced planning.

2. Ashes

Ashes are the cremated remnants of a person who has died. The ashes may be kept in an urn, tossed into the wind in some outdoor location, scattered at sea, or buried.

3. Permit For Burial

Following the demise of a person, the local authority issues a permit that allows the family to cremate or bury their loved one lawfully. It is prohibited to conduct a cremation or burial without a permit.

4. Closed Casket

A closed casket service occurs when the departed person's body is put in a closed casket and is not visible at the funeral home. Families prefer this option if the person suffered significant injuries or if the body has decomposed.

5. Embalming

Embalming is the process of temporarily preserving the body using chemicals and sophisticated methods.

6. Columbarium

A columbarium is a place where the deceased's ashes are kept. Grieving family members can pay their respects to their loved ones by visiting this place in the same manner as they would at a graveyard.

For more details, please call George Darte Funeral Home at 905-937-4444 or use our contact form. One of our team members will call you shortly to answer your queries.

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