People die and that’s something that we could not get away with. And when we lose someone dear it is but right to pay them the last respect. Paying the last respect to the departed loved one depends on the religious belief, cultural heritage, and other traditions. Some cultures do not allow their dead to be burned to ashes while some countries recently find cremation practical and more convenient.
During the olden times, specifically in the 18th century, the dead are wrapped before placed in graves because there were no caskets then. Cremation on the other hand wasn’t practice until the 1870s and it was first accepted in the United States, particularly in Pennsylvania. And until the present time, cremation seems to be the most common form of eternally putting the dead to rest.
Before choosing whether to cremate or bury the inanimate body of a loved one especially when there are no final words, people have to consider these factors:
• Respect for the remains of the dead. Some people have the belief that the body should decay normally and should not be burned to hasten the process; while for some having to cremate their dead is a sign of respect and reverence. • Environmental effects and concerns. Some people believe that burning the dead body will release pollutants to the environment and that is why they contradict and condemn those who have their dead relative cremated; while some who chose otherwise says that embalming the body causes release of toxic elements plus the biodegradability of certain caskets. On the other hand, people have come up with the “green burials” because, in this case, they use highly biodegradable materials to make caskets. • The Wake. This is a part of the traditional funeral here ritual in most cultures and countries. Some people do not want to consider having their loved one be subjected to cremation because they won’t be able to view the dead body of their loved one after it has been burned. While in burial, there is a much longer time to be with the dead relative physically. • Some say that cremation is more practical and economical since the casket needed would not cost much because it would be burned anyway and the family of the deceased doesn’t need a memorial lot anymore. • Some would still prefer because some religion believes that the body should remain intact while some believe that the body is already a useless thing because after death the soul has already separated from the body.
There are many Pros and Cons from both choices, but in deciding the relatives or the family of the deceased should consider what the deceased would prefer. Grieving doesn’t just take a week, but it depends on the person to cope up with the loss. What is important at this time is to give the best memorial services as much as possible. There are funeral parlour in Canterbury that could give you and your loved one the best and exceptional funeral services possible.