Let’s talk about cremation. eziFunerals is helping people make the most suitable choice when it comes to cremation. We are proud to be part of something so meaningful to so many people across Bruce without spending an unnecessary amount of money and time.
If you are looking for a cremation in Bruce – eziFunerals is the right place to start! We have some of the best funeral home partners in Bruce.
If you’re interested in a direct cremation, read below to find out if it could be right for you and your family.
What is direct cremation in Bruce, South Australia?
A direct cremation is a cremation with no funeral service. So there is no hearse or limousines, no expensive coffin, no viewing at the chapel of rest and no mourners. However, families can choose to attend the committal if they wish.
How direct cremation works:
- Your loved one is collected by the funeral director and cared for until the time of the cremation
- They complete the documentation required and provide guidance for the family
- The deceased is placed in a simple coffin and transported to the crematorium
- The crematorium, date and time of the cremation are usually chosen by the funeral director
- The ashes are returned to the family.
Is direct cremation in Bruce, South Australia a good idea?
Direct cremation in Bruce could be a good idea if you want to save money on funeral costs and avoid the formality of a funeral service at the crematorium. However, a direct cremation may not be a good idea if your family aren’t happy with the prospect of such a direct cremation.
Which is why it’s important to speak to family before making your decision.
What’s the difference between direct cremation and other cremations?
Put simply, a direct cremation in Bruce is a cremation without a funeral service or a family viewing of their loved one. Whereas a traditional cremation funeral includes a service at the crematorium, a direct cremation is just a cremation with no service and no one in attendance.
The cremation is also held at a suitable time for the crematorium, without the opportunity for the family to view the deceased or attend a funeral service.
When choosing a direct cremation, it’s worth checking that the funeral provider will be able to offer support and guidance at that emotional time.
As with any cremation, the deceased is always treated with the utmost respect by the funeral director.
The ashes may then be collected by the family following the cremation, though some funeral providers will offer to scatter the ashes in their garden of remembrance. This is a pleasant garden that families can visit to remember their loved ones.
Can you get cremated without a coffin?
It is possible to be cremated in Bruce without a coffin, but a direct cremation typically involves a simple container, which may be made from cardboard or another cheaper material, rather than solid wood.
How to choose the right direct cremation provider in Bruce, South Australia
Before choosing a direct cremation provider in Bruce, make sure you consider the following points.
You want to make sure that your loved one is cared for with respect and dignity by funeral directors that you can trust.
- Where and how will they care for your loved one before cremation?
- Which crematorium will they transfer your loved one to for the cremation?
- Can family members attend the crematorium?
If immediate family members wish to attend the crematorium for ONE LAST GOODBYE, speak to the funeral director to see what is possible. If they are inflexible choose another one – you are the client. Find out how much a direct cremation could cost in Bruce.
Top 8 reasons why people choose a direct cremation in Bruce, South Australia
- Don’t want family going through an upsetting service at the crematorium
- Don’t believe in funerals
- Family dispute would make a funeral service difficult to attend
- Save money
- Prefer to leave money to family than spend it on funeral costs
- Family would rather have a party than a funeral service
- Family live abroad so unable to attend a funeral
- Few people or no one to attend a funeral
Pros and cons of direct cremation
Direct cremation in Bruce is worth considering if you don’t want the ceremony and cost of a formal service, however there are pros and cons. For example, avoiding the upset of attending the crematorium may seem like a good idea, but not so great if your family prefer a service.
Therefore understanding the pros and cons of a simple funeral will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
The pros of Direct Cremation Bruce, South Australia
- Direct cremation costs are much cheaper than a traditional funeral
- Avoids the formality and upset of attending the crematorium
- Gives family freedom to say goodbye their way in a more relaxed environment
- Ashes can be returned to family or scattered on the garden of remembrance
The cons of Direct Cremation Bruce, South Australia
- No visiting the deceased at a chapel of rest
- Crematorium may not be local to you
- No funeral service
Find out how much a direct cremation could cost in Bruce.
FAQs about Direct Cremation in Bruce
Why should I choose an eziFunerals member funeral director ahead of other funeral directors?
At eziFunerals, we work with some of the best local, independently owned direct cremation service providers on the market for the best price. You can see how our independent member funeral directors compare to other funeral providers in the market.
Are direct cremations respectful?
Direct cremations are respectful, however it’s important to talk to your friends and family to let them know you’re considering a direct cremation. It might take a couple of conversations to help others understand what else they can do to say goodbye.
Can you attend a direct cremation?
Direct cremation is typically an unattended cremation, however some of our member funeral directors may allow a small number of people to attend the crematorium. If family and friends are allowed to attend a direct cremation, it is usually limited to between 5 and 10 people and may incur an additional cost.
What will the deceased be dressed in for the cremation?
Our member funeral directors keep the deceased dressed in the same clothes they were wearing when they enter their care, unless otherwise requested. If you’ve got a specific outfit you’d like them to wear, just let them know and provide it prior to the cremation.
Can I send flowers to the crematorium?
A Direct Cremation is a simple cremation without a funeral service and all the additional expenses such as flowers. However, the family can make arrangements for flowers to be delivered to the crematorium directly should they wish.
Can you prepay for a direct cremation?
Yes, as long you are over 18 you can take out a prepaid funeral plan for a Direct Cremation. You can see more on our Funeral Plans page.
Why do I have to pay a doctor’s fee?
The Doctor’s fees are needed to obtain cremation certificates required to carry out the cremation. Without them, there can be no cremation.
What is the coffin made of?
Our providers provide a simple cardboard or chipboard container.
What should I do with the ashes?
There are lots of things you can do with the ashes. Many people scatter ashes in a place that was special to the deceased, some keep them in an urn as a keepsake and others have recently started to have ashes turned into jewellery or glass.
Can you organise a memorial service too?
While we can’t arrange the celebration for you we can provide guidance if needed.
eziFunerals supports individuals and families coping with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company. We are not part of any other funeral company.
Our member Funeral Directors operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia wide. They are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family.
For more information or to make contact with a trusted local, independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300 236 402 or visit www.ezifunerals.com.au.