A Cremation Without Ceremony is also sometimes known as a Direct Cremation. There is no funeral service and no mourners are permitted at the cremation. Only the professional attendants are present.
It is an ideal alternative for those who would prefer a simpler and cheaper funeral, without all the attendant costs of flowers, pall bearers, hearse, limousines and black coated top hatted funeral directors. This option is now being chosen by a growing number of people.
Go Direct Cremations ensures full respect for the deceased person whilst removing the emotional stress of attending the crematorium as well as unnecessary expense.
Family and friends are then able to hold a private memorial service or send-off, later, confident that they have in no way compromised the deceased by not attending the funeral, at what is a deeply distressing time.
A cremation without ceremony is a dignified alternative to a traditional cremation.
Many families hold a funeral service in their local church after which there is a procession to the crematorium attended only by immediate family members.
The cremation committal takes place and the family then join the mourners at the wake. This can be awkward since there is inevitably a delay during which the mourners are expecting refreshments but the family is not present to receive them and start proceedings.
There is no need to effectively prolong the agony this way. Few people like crematoria anyway and would excuse themselves from attending, unless their absence would be an embarrassment to the family.
At Go Direct Cremations, we do not compromise in the way the deceased is treated at any time they are in our care. They are handled with the utmost respect and dignity.
You are free to arrange your own commemoration service or celebration of life, possibly at some later date, in your preferred manner, when you are more composed and able to spend time with family members and close friends.
We aim to book and complete the cremation within 14 days of instruction.
We will book a cremation date once we have received payment, all the documents and have your loved one in our care.
Go Direct Cremations will arrange for the deceased to be collected in a hearse or private ambulance, which may be a plain, unmarked vehicle.
The staff will be smartly dressed and trained to handle the deceased in a respectful manner.
The deceased is taken directly to a private mortuary where they are properly kept until cremation takes place.
As the cremation is unattended by family and friends, no, we will not advise either the date or location.
If you request the return of the ashes, these will be delivered to the address given on the on-line ordering form, securely packed in an appropriate container.
The ashes will be returned within 21 days.
If no such instruction is received, they will be respectfully scattered in the garden of remembrance where the cremation takes place.
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