5 Common Questions about Cremation

By September 20, 2019No Comments

When a loved one passes away and you’re in charge of making the big decisions about their final services, you have a lot of questions. What would they have wanted? What does your family want? Is a cremation by Gold Coast Cremation right for your family? No one can answer those questions but you, and we want to help you with some of the other frequently asked questions that revolve around cremations to help you make the important decisions.

Can Cremations Be Personalized?
Absolutely. In fact, it is the best way to go. Any type of memorial service or funeral is a celebration of the life of your loved one. There are a number of options to ensure the service is tailored to represent your loved one. They can be unique and personalized in a number of ways. You can come up with ideas yourself or you can talk to our funeral director to explore a number of possibilities.

Should We Put Out An Obituary Notice for Cremations?
Even though you are not having a traditional funeral, it is still a nice idea to have an obituary so distant friends will know about the loss. Gold Coast Cremation offers a free obituary (memorial page) to every family we serve.

Can We Have A Visitation With Cremations?
Yes, of course. You can do whatever you’d like when it comes to the final services for your loved one. You can have cremations done immediately and skip the visitation, or you can have a visitation and then do cremations after for the final disposition. The choice is all yours and we will accommodate when you see fit.

Are Cremations More Cost-Effective?
Yes, they certainly are. While you may have a hard time thinking about your loved one’s funeral services in relation to cost, the reality is, you have to have the money in order to get things put together the way you want. Cremations are more cost effective because you don’t have to have a casket, embalming, a cemetery plot, and so on. You can cut back on a lot of items that help the process maintain cost effectiveness. That is one reason why people choose cremations, but it is not the only factor involved.

When you lose a loved one in Southern California, cremation are a valid option. If you have more questions about the process, or you are ready to start planning, Gold Coast Cremation is here to help. Give us a call today at 866-744-4142. We want to help you honor your loved one in the way you see fit.