Direct to Crematorium

A Direct to Crematorium service is a streamlined arrangement that eliminates the need for a separate procession from a different location. Here's an overview of how such a funeral service might take place:

  1. Scheduling and Coordination: Your Designated Funeral Director works with the crematorium to schedule the funeral service. They determine a convenient date and time for the service to take place at the crematorium's designated chapel.

  2. Preparation of the Deceased: The funeral director prepares the deceased for the service, including dressing them appropriately and placing them in the casket or container. This preparation may occur at the funeral home or another suitable location prior to transport.

  3. Transportation to the Crematorium: The hearse, carrying the deceased in the casket or container, travels directly to the crematorium. The funeral director ensures that all necessary permits, paperwork, and legal documentation accompany the deceased.

  4. Arrival and Service at the Crematorium: The hearse arrives at the crematorium, where the funeral service takes place in the designated chapel. The chapel may provide seating for mourners, an area for the casket or container to be placed, and facilities for conducting the service, such as audiovisual equipment for music and tributes.

  5. Funeral Service: The funeral service commences at the crematorium chapel. It may include elements such as prayers, readings, eulogies, music, and any specific rituals or customs as per the wishes of the family and in accordance with their cultural or religious practices. Mourners have the opportunity to pay their respects and participate in the service.

  6. Cremation Process: Following the funeral service, the deceased is transported to the crematorium's cremation chamber for the cremation process to take place. This typically occurs without the presence of mourners, providing privacy for the family.

  7. Disposition of Ashes: After the cremation, the cremated remains (ashes) are carefully collected and placed in an urn or other chosen container. The family may decide on the final disposition of the ashes, such as keeping them in an urn, scattering them in a designated area, or choosing another form of memorialization.

It's important to note that the specific details and procedures may vary depending on the crematorium and the preferences of the family. Funeral directors can provide guidance and support in arranging the funeral service and ensuring all necessary arrangements are made.