When arranging the funeral service of a loved one, it can prove to be an overwhelming experience without the right support. Many different options are available, with everything from purchasing a casket, deciding upon music choices and ordering floral tributes to account for. In 2022, more and more people are turning towards cremation as a funeral option for their dearly departed, and there are many reasons why this could be the right choice for your circumstances. This blog will detail the reasons to consider cremation instead of a traditional funeral burial, with trusted professionals on hand to ensure the entire ceremony is a poignant and memorable occasion.
T & I Stockman are your comprehensive local funeral home and service provider, able to cater a service to personal requests and needs. Experienced when it comes to sensitively organising a cremation, we’re dedicated to memorialising cherished individuals. Continue reading for the reasons to consider a cremation.
Though casket burials have been the frequent choice for funeral services, cremation is emerging as a common alternative for those who are non-religious, as well as families who don’t want to deal with the trauma of a service which includes a coffin. With cremated ashes placed into an urn, the container can be personalised and decorated in much the same way as a coffin, providing a personal and unique touch which relates to your dearly departed. Distinctive characteristics may include favourite colours, engraved quotes or even a particular theme which resonates. During the cremation service, the remains of a person who has passed are reduced to ashes in a furnace, with the ashes returned to family members.
The Affordable Option
Individual funeral packages can be arranged when you choose T & I Stockman, saving costs on the areas of a cremation service which you do not require. By removing unnecessary additions to the service, you can focus on the poignant memories and particular requirements which matter to you and your family. A funeral is your opportunity to say one final goodbye to your friend, relative or acquaintance, and should be regarded as an important part of the grieving process. Because we understand the difficulty of such a loss, we carefully consider and review many options, with no request too difficult or particular for our team. Choices may include a crematorium service delivered by a minister of your choice, or a non-religious service which acts as a lighthearted celebration of life.
Cremation costs are notably more affordable than a casket burial in most cases, with the expense of a casket often increasing the price of a traditional burial. Costing up to one third of what you would pay for a burial service in normal circumstances, there is even plenty of leeway in the pricing of urns, with some higher-end products containing personalisation, pricey materials or being significantly larger. Despite this, there are cheaper options available for every need, and the cremation itself is not costly. Gorgeous urn designs, cremation jewellery and glass ornaments are just a few of the ways in which you could choose to remember your loved one.
A Choice To Scatter Or Divide
When choosing cremation services, you are provided with the option to either scatter ashes yourself or divide them between family members and friends, ensuring that everyone is able to remember the departed in their own unique way, and keep a part of them nearby at all times. Many people opt to place an ornamental urn containing the ashes somewhere in their property, however it may be your preference to scatter the ashes in a location of significance such as a once-cherished location. Common locations for the spreading of ashes may include beaches, woodlands and other open areas of land.
The environmental impact of a funeral is unlikely to be near the top of your list of priorities when you are grieving for a loved one, however a sustainable and environmentally conscious funeral service may act as a relevant tribute to an individual who had an affinity with the great outdoors. Cremation funeral services are more environmentally friendly than many alternatives, and although woodland burials have emerged as another option, cremation is often seen as the green choice due to a lack of harmful chemicals used, which are often present for the embalming process when preparing for a traditional burial. Cremation with scattering requires no casket, and furthermore no space in the ground is required either. Our knowledge of the local area means we know where the most tranquil locations for green burials are, and our team would be happy to discuss this with you.
Burial Can Still Be Arranged
When you have chosen that the best option is cremation, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of a traditional funeral service completely, as an urn can still be buried in much the same way that a coffin is. For those who are not interested in keeping an urn within the home, burying ashes can gain you closure and become significant if the departed is buried somewhere nearby (perhaps even the garden of your family home). Burying an urn within a plot will likely be more affordable than doing so with a coffin, and won’t require as much space either. Placing urns of departed relatives within the same plot is a thoughtful way of reuniting them – Don’t hesitate to ask a friendly funeral director about burying ashes in a cemetery or alternative location if this is your decision
Though you won’t want to rush through a funeral service, there are other factors to consider following the passing of a loved one including insurance, will arrangements and other repercussions. For these reasons, it may be convenient to arrange the funeral in a timely manner, and this is completely understandable. Cremations are considerably quicker to facilitate than other services, and we understand why you may be short on time during this stressful period. A planning process can often take longer than anticipated, which is why we can help with everything from invitations to attendees and ordering of flowers, to written tributes and processions. As a rough estimate, the waiting time for a cremation should be between 10 to 13 days, whereas this could be up to 3 weeks for a burial in some instances. T & I Stockman are always transparent with your particular service timeline, giving you updates as appropriate.
As an experienced local business, we have maintained success in organising tailored services in a sensitive manner, with bereavement support, fingerprint jewellery and memorial stones all within our offering. Trusted locally as an ideal choice following the departure of someone close to you, see below for some additional services we offer, with plenty of flexibility for your needs during this upsetting time:
For those occasions during which you don’t want to grieve for a loved one, but instead celebrate their life, there are plenty of arrangements which can be made. Available as a religious or non-religious ceremony, celebrations of life from T & I Stockman will focus on the good times and happy memories shared with the departed, and we use a range of celebrants from a variety of backgrounds.Personal touches such as photo collages in the printed orders of service, and options to livestream the service are available upon request.
Sharpham Meadow differs in feel and atmosphere from a traditional churchyard, offering stunning natural views of the River Dart and across the South Hams Area. As an ecological alternative to traditional burial or cremation, this area is open to all, whether you’re a local resident, or someone from farther afield looking for a tranquil resting place.
We have two service chapels to choose from, with privacy and peace prioritised when arranging a funeral service. You will be provided with a private space for up to one and a half hours for this service, alongside regular professional advice and assistance if required.
T & I Stockman: Tailored Cremation Plans And Crematorium Services
Whereas most national companies operate via call centres for a less personal service, T & I Stockman are always available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, ready to provide a tailored service whenever required. We have proudly given professional assistance to families across Paignton, Torquay and the wider Torbay to the South Devon area for a number of years, and can make all the necessary arrangements for burial or cremation services at your convenience. As well as this, we can offer emotional support and organise legal documents when appropriate, completing a comprehensive service.
By liaising with your local church minister, organising official legal papers and facilitating vehicles, floral tributes and other necessities, we remove the stress from you and your family. As well as this, we can pick music, poems, readings and remembrance items for a memorable and touching service. Order of service booklets, acknowledgement notices and obituaries can be overseen by us, while we aim to provide as much assistance as we can. Any questions regarding funeral plans and cremation costs? Simply contact us at a time convenient for you.