Burial or Cremation
There are several things to consider regarding the choice between cremation and burial. These include the wishes of the deceased or their next of kin, availability and cost.
Cremation – A more popular choice today, cremation is generally less expensive than a burial, and a grave site does not need to be secured. The funeral service may take place at the crematorium, in a church or any other location of importance. The family will have a number of choices regarding the treatment of the ashes. Some families like to keep them in an urn, some prefer to bury them, while others may scatter them in a place of sentimental importance.
Burial – Some families prefer to bury their loved ones, either as a decision they have made, or at the request of the deceased. Purchasing a new grave can be expensive, due to the procurement of the land; the possibility to be buried in a churchyard is dependent on the availability and permission of your local church.