What is Direct Cremation?
A Direct Cremation is a simple, straight forward type of cremation that is now being chosen by an increasing number of people.
Unlike a traditional funeral, there is no one present at the cremation and no ceremony takes place. Instead, the body is collected and cremated immediately after death, rather than waiting for a viewing or funeral to take place before hand.
After the cremation, the ashes are returned to the loved ones, and can be kept or scattered according to their wishes. A ceremony or memorial can then be organised at a time and location that suits family and friends.
For people who don’t want a formal, traditional funeral service, a direct cremation can be particularly appealing, as well as those who aren’t religious or who have family and friends with different beliefs.
This type of cremation also appeals to those who simply can’t afford a traditional funeral service, as well as people wanting to bring someone who has died abroad back to their own country.
What’s included in a Direct Cremation?
We are one of the few funeral directors who offer this option. We offer Direct Cremation services across the North West, including Cumbria.
If you opt for a Direct Cremation, we will arrange for the person who has died to be taken into our care, before arranging the cremation.
Our Direct Cremation Service includes the following:
- Oak veneered coffin
- Transport to the Crematorium
- Transport of deceased into our care
- Dressing and care of the deceased
After the cremation, the ashes can be either collected by a loved one, scattered in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium, or delivered to you by a specialist courier.