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Losing a loved one can be difficult to deal with, and with many different funeral options to choose from, you might be wondering how you can say farewell in a heartfelt and meaningful way. At Bay Cremation Care, we offer a range of funeral solutions, including direct cremation services.

In this guide, we will explore what direct cremations are and what they entail, which may help you make an informed decision about whether a direct cremation is right for you and your family.

What is Direct Cremation?

A direct cremation differs from a standard cremation in which, unlike the latter where a full traditional service is held with guests in attendance, the former simply involves the cremation itself. This means that there is no typical funeral service for guests to come and express their condolences.

Instead, the body is transported to the crematorium, usually unattended, in a simple coffin. The ashes can be returned to the family where it can be scattered where they wish or placed inside an urn of their choosing.

Benefits of Direct Cremation

There are many reasons why you might want to consider a direct cremation instead of a burial or standard cremation. This includes:

  • Cost-effective – its direct nature means that costs are likely to be more affordable compared to other funeral types
  • Eco-friendly – in comparison to a burial, cremation is considered to be more eco-friendly
  • Meaningful – while any form of funeral is meaningful, a direct cremation offers the opportunity for the family to focus their attention on arranging a memorial service (instead of a funeral) to celebrate the life of the deceased
  • Straightforward – the direct cremation process is simple and easy, and does not require further guidance or help from a funeral director

If you are interested in affordable direct cremation services, here at Bay Cremation Care, you can count on us for high-quality cremations that will allow you to say your final goodbye to a loved one without a hassle. For more information about our direct cremation offerings, or if you simply have further questions about our funeral services, please do not hesitate to contact us today.