During a pandemic when traditional funeral services may not be possible, a cremation funeral service can provide a way for family and friends to safely pay their final respects. Here are some creative ways to pay tribute to your loved one while maintaining a safe social distance.
Remote Service And Funeral Procession
One option if your friends and family are local is to host a remote funeral service followed by a traditional funeral procession.
If you have decided that you wish to preplan your own funeral to help alleviate the burden from your family, you may have decided that you wish to be cremated. However, you may be wondering what you can do when it comes to having a memorial service since you will not have a burial. If so, there are a couple of ways that you can still hold a service when cremation is your chosen option.
As the death toll of COVID-19 grows, the question remains as to the best way to plan funerals and pay respects during this unprecedented time. So far, an estimated 102,000 people have died in this country due to the coronavirus and the number continues to rise. With social distancing and stay-at-home orders in many regions, how do loved ones honor their loved ones that have died in a respectful and safe way?
A modern-day funeral service doesn't need to feel like a dry church sermon. A funeral service should be a personalized experience that speaks to the individual who passed away, and that provides comfort and healing to those who are attending the funeral. There are many different ways to personalize a funeral service.
Talk With the Funeral Director
If you are hiring someone to run the service for your loved one, you want to make sure that they are putting together a service that reflects your loved one.
Cremation funeral services still provide families with choices. This may surprise you if you thought that a cremation was just a cremation followed by a religious service. One of the biggest choices that any crematorium and funeral home offers those choosing cremation is whether or not there will be a viewing of the body. Here is the how, when, and why of this choice.
How the Choice Is Made
If the body of the deceased has been too badly marred or it has decomposed past recognition, a cremation is imminent anyway.