Direct cremation offers a basic package of services that begin with transferring the deceased person into our care, managing permits, paperwork and authorizations, providing a suitable cremation container and having the cremation process carried out in a professional and dignified manner that observes all regulations and safeguards the remains. The cremated remains are placed in a temporary container and the family is advised that they are available for pick-up.
Direct burial is a similar minimal service offering that also includes transferring the deceased person into our care at the place of death, permits and documentation as required, shelter and care of the remains until a burial time can be arranged – possibly including minimal preparation of the body for health and safety purposes – subsequent transport to the cemetery and interment of the body, with graveside ceremony, at the earliest possible opportunity. Those purchasing a direct burial will be required to purchase a suitable burial casket and will be responsible for all cemetery charges including purchase of the plot and opening and closing the grave.
Additional services and merchandise that are sometimes purchased with the direct cremation package include an upgraded casket, and an urn or keepsakes to contain the cremated remains.