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Affordable Cremation Services

Here at Bay Cremation Care, we offer some of Tauranga’s most affordable cremation services. We know that losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences you ever undergo, and we believe that financial costs should be the least of your worries during such a painful time.

That is why we offer high-quality, affordable cremation services designed to make saying your final goodbye just a little bit easier. Our cremation offerings allow you to say goodbye to your loved ones in a respectful, meaningful and beautiful way.

To ease your mind, we are here to take care of all aspects of your funeral service. That includes helping you pick out a suitable casket, arranging floral tributes and taking care of the legal details. It is all part of our mission to help you meaningfully commemorate your loved one’s life.

Planning Your Own Cremation

Pre-planning your own affordable cremation service can really help your loved ones during what is likely to be one of the most challenging experiences they will ever undergo.

If you’ve decided that you would like to be cremated, we recommend considering how you would like your service to proceed. You can also sit down with us for a pre-planning meeting to discuss cremation arrangements, such as preferences for your urn, music choices and much more.

Why Choose A Cremation?

Over two thirds of New Zealanders are now choosing to be cremated after they pass on. There are several reasons why affordable cremation services are becoming an increasingly popular choice.

They’re Affordable

Cremation services in Tauranga are far more affordable than burial services. There are numerous aspects of the service you won’t have to pay for if you choose a cremation instead of a burial, such as the burial plot and interment fees.

They’re Eco-Friendly

Burials involve more resources than cremations, so if you or your loved one has been particularly environmentally conscious, we recommend choosing direct cremation services as the more eco-friendly option.

You Can Have A Later Memorial Service

After your loved one has been cremated, you have the option of using their ashes as part of a memorial service. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together with family and friends to celebrate the deceased’s life.
You could scatter their remains in a place that is significant to them, such as:

  • Your home
  • Their religious institution
  • The beach / ocean
  • A golf course or sports stadium

You could also keep their ashes at home in an urn or even make them into items of jewellery such as a necklace or ring. 

Please note that it is important to consider practical and legal factors when scattering your loved one’s ashes. For instance, you should not simply scatter them in a public place without first ensuring that you have permission to do so.

What Happens During A Cremation?

During a cremation, the deceased’s body is reduced to ashes by being exposed to extreme heat – usually around 760 to 1000 degrees Celsius. This can take up to 2 hours as the body turns to ash, but the duration of the cremation can depend on the body size and the type of incinerator being used. Any remaining bone fragments are usually removed and/or ground up and added to the ashes.

At Bay Cremation Care, we offer affordable cremation services that can efficiently and effectively turn your (or a loved one’s) remains into ashes with care and compassion. From the moment we receive the body to the moment it enters the cremation chamber, you can rest assured that the Bay Cremation Care team will deliver exceptional direct cremation services.

What Happens After Cremation?

The ashes will then be placed in an urn or temporary container and given to the deceased’s family. What you do with the ashes after cremation is often up to the discretion of the deceased’s family.

With Bay Cremation Care’s cremation services, we can offer excellent advice and support when it comes to your cremation (or a loved one’s!). This means that if you require our assistance with choosing urns or suggestions for what to do with the cremated remains, you can count on our team of cremation professionals to offer their sound advice based on experience and expertise.

Heartfelt Cremation Services Tauranga

For cremation services that you can rely on, Bay Cremation Care has got you covered. With our cremation services, we provide expert guidance throughout the entire cremation process, including the paperwork and preparation of the body.

At Bay Cremation Care, we understand that arranging funerals and cremations can be difficult, especially during a time of mourning, but you can receive peace of mind when you choose our cremation services in Tauranga where our team is highly understanding and compassionate.

A wonderful option for that final farewell

Our affordable cremation services offer you more flexibility if you’re struggling to agree on a final resting place for your loved ones. They are less of a financial burden, more environmentally friendly and open up a range of options for holding a meaningful memorial service that truly commemorates their life.

If you would like to plan your own cremation, are looking to commemorate a loved one who has passed away or have any questions about our services, please contact us.