Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation from Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors

If you have recently lost a loved one, then you will need to start thinking about a funeral plan. Funerals can be expensive, and the cost can quickly add up. If you want to make sure that you keep the cost down while also keeping the funeral both respectful and dignified, then a direct cremation could be the best solution.

If you have any questions, or if you want to find out more about what is involved in a direct cremation, then take a look below.

What is A Direct Cremation?

If you are interested in the idea of a direct cremation, then you need to understand the process involved. This will help you to decide if it is the best option for you and your family. The main thing that you need to know about direct cremations is that there is no funeral. No mourners can be in attendance. There is no ceremony and there is no funeral service either. If you do want to have some form of memorial service, then it is more than possible for you to arrange one at a later date. When you arrange an unattended cremation through us, you can choose to either collect the ashes from the funeral home or the crematorium. This gives you the chance to say goodbye in a way that is comforting to you.

Who is Present at the Cremation?

Most of the time, direct cremations will happen in the morning. The staff will perform the cremation, which will be unattended. We will then collect the ashes for you to choose how you wish to dispose of them. It’s possible that they can also be scattered in the garden of the crematorium, as a sign of remembrance.

Why Are More People Choosing a Direct Cremation?

The number of people who are opting to have a direct cremation is growing by the year. It is a good solution for those who do not have a lot of money to spend on a funeral. Direct cremations can be done, keeping cost to a minimum. Some people also choose to have a direct cremation because:

  • They want the cremation to be fuss-free
  • People want to celebrate life, without the traditional funeral
  • Some people wish to keep the cost to a minimum
  • Others want to avoid planning a funeral
  • Those who want a memorial service may want to scatter the ashes later on

Why are Direct Cremations Suited to Families?

Traditional funerals tend to be expensive. They are elaborate affairs, and they can also be somewhat emotionally draining. Unattended cremations are respectful and affordable. The cost is often fixed, and it helps people to celebrate the life of a person in the way that they want them to be remembered. Sometimes a direct cremation is much more suited to families as they no longer have to concern themselves with the organisation of a memorial ceremony. If you have family members who are abroad or if you have people who have to attend from a great distance, then this could be the best option. If you need help with your direct cremation or if you have any special requests, then our team would be more than happy to talk you through the options that are available.

What’s Involved with a Direct Cremation?

If you do want to go ahead with a direct cremation UK, then you will need to contact your funeral director so you can discuss the cremation you are interested in. There are also a few forms that you will need to fill out. This is in addition to registering the death of the person in question. The date, the time and the location of the cremation will usually be decided by us, but we will return the ashes to you if you wish. In the cost, we will cover bringing the deceased into our care, the care of your loved one and a coffin. If you want to find out more about our direct cremation plans or if you would like to proceed with a direct cremation Dorset, then contact our team. We would be more than happy to help you with your simple direct cremation while giving you and your loved ones the support you need to navigate the process.

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