There are two main disposition methods within the funeral industry today: traditional burial and cremation services in Tacoma, WA. Both of these services are completely honorable and respectful. There are no wrong choices, here. But when you compare them, some people feel that cremation services are a more peaceful avenue. If that’s what you feel, that might be the way to go for your own pre-plans, or for the loved one you are planning for after their death. Here are a few reasons why some feel this way.
The Body Isn’t Messed With
While traditional burial methods are dignified and done with great care, with cremation, you don’t have to worry about your loved one going through anything extra. They don’t have to be embalmed to preserve themselves for a funeral. They don’t have to have makeup put on so people can see them looking natural. They don’t even have to be dressed in anything special, if you don’t want. They are laid to rest in peace and they remain that way. The paperwork is filled out and they are sent into cremation. It’s that simple.
They Are Remembered As Is
While many people find comfort in visitations, it’s not for everyone. Some people like to see their loved one a final time and get that last goodbye in. But that might not be the best fit for you. Perhaps you would rather people remember you (or the loved one you are planning for) as they were when they were alive. You don’t want their last memory to be of how they look when they have already passed. Cremation is a nice, peaceful way to take care of their body while preserving their memory in a certain way.
It Is A Fast Process
Opening a grave takes time, though your loved one doesn’t have to wait around in the casket on-site for that. However, once you have the graveside service, everyone may end up leaving and the casket will be lowered and buried later. It takes a little time and you might not feel okay with that. Instead, cremation is a fast process that can take place relatively quickly (within a matter of days) and it only takes a matter of hours. You can even often be present to witness the process, if you want, from a special room for families.
There are reasons to go with a traditional burial and there are reasons to go with cremation services in Tacoma, WA. There are not any right or wrong reasons and there are no right or wrong choices. Both are perfectly dignified, honorable, and respectful. If you need help going over the options and working out how you feel about each, contact the professionals at Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary for details. If you already know that you want cremation, that’s fine too. You can start with the cremation packages and weigh the pros and cons of each and figure out what direction to take. Cremation is very peaceful and if that’s what you want, move that way.