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Common Terms Related to Cremation Services

As you carry out the final will of your deceased loved one, you'll encounter many terms. Even if you've heard these in conversation before, you may not completely understand their meanings. Knowing the definitions of these important terms will help simplify arrangements during this difficult time.

  • Cremation - The process of using heat and pressure to reduce all of a human body into ashes as an alternative to burial. This may also involve the use of flames or another heating process.
  • Calcination - Type of cremation that involves the use of extreme heat rather than flames to prepare a body, this is an alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis - Type of cremation that uses chemicals in extremely hot water to prepare the body, also another alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Urn - A container that holds the ashes of the deceased following a cremation. Urns may be made from metal, ceramics, wood or stone.
  • Viewing - Time period during which the deceased is laid out for friends and family to come and pay their respects. Often, the deceased is dressed in their jewelry and nice clothing and made up to look as if they are peacefully resting.
  • Memorial Service - A religious or secular gathering that celebrates the life of the deceased and allows friends and family to say goodbye, it is also called a funeral
  • Casket - A box made of metal or wood that holds the body during a viewing or memorial service. With a cremation, the casket is usually disposed of after the final arrangements since no burial takes place.
  • Cemetery - An area where bodies are interred and typically memorialized with markers, such as gravestones. A cemetery may have a building or area that houses urns.
  • Obituary - A newspaper or online announcement about a death that typically provides information about the funeral arrangements
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    Cremation Association of North America
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Our association is composed of cremationists, funeral directors, funeral home operators and industry suppliers. Offering resources and information for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.
     
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    Smart Cremation – San Diego
    7709 Convoy Ct, San Diego, CA 92111
    Our Smart Cremation San Diego office provides preneed cremation, immediate need cremation and veterans cremation to San Diego and surrounding communities. We also serve National City, Chula Vista, La
    (858) 800-2640
    Lesneski Mortuary Inc
    640 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
    Lesneski Mortuary and Funeral Home offer the best service. Our funeral director will help you plan that perfect funeral. We also offer cremation and Veteran services.
    (949) 492-1717
    Circle of Life Pet Crematorium
    43800 Whittier Ave, Hemet, CA 92544
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    (951) 927-8170
     
    User Review: "Our cat morris past away back in dec 07 and we took him here to be cremated....Of course I was devistated andthey understood..." - Theresa (CA)
    Poway-Bernardo Mortuary
    13243 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064
    (858) 748-4101
    California Funeral Alternatives
    1020 E Pennsylvania Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 737-2890
    American Cremation Service
    135 W Mission Ave Ste 102, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 480-8483
    Alhiser-Comer Mortuary
    225 S Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 745-2162
    La Paz Funeral Home
    240 S Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 489-9900
    Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Servi
    321 12th St, Ramona, CA 92065
    (760) 789-1678
    Funeraria Del Angel McLeod
    1919 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027
    (760) 745-2100
    Simple Tribute Funeral and Cremation Center
    1001 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078
    (760) 591-3187
    El Camino Memorial
    5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
    (858) 453-2121
    Cremation and Burial Society of San Diego
    8380 Miramar Mall Ste 220, San Diego, CA 92121
    (858) 824-1900
    Miramar Memorial Services
    8380 Miramar Mall Ste 105, San Diego, CA 92121
    (858) 824-1908
    Bayview Cremation & Burial Services
    365 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021
    (619) 447-6071


    The death of a loved one is never easy, but family members must arrange for the memorial service and burial for the deceased almost directly afterward. Since most people do not have a relationship with a mortuary prior to this situation, they must make difficult decisions in terms of dealing with the body respectfully in the midst of their grief. Many turn to cremation for this purpose, for a number of reasons that we will look at here. Cremations are usually much less expensive than the cost of a wood or metal casket and burial. There is no need to view the body or wonder about jewelry and clothing to bury with the deceased. Unlike funerals, memorial services can be scheduled at a later date to respect the needs of long distance family members who want to arrange to attend. Many also find a memorial service to be much more therapeutic than a funeral, because it celebrates the life of the deceased while allowing for grief in the death. After cremation, the ashes are released to the family from the crematorium to do as they like. While some decide to scatter the ashes in a pretty spot, others keep them in an urn in their home so they feel like the deceased are always with them. Some choose to bury the ashes in a cemetery in a similar way to the burial of a body. A cemetery can be a place to visit and arrange flowers on the grave for special occasions, which some people find helpful in dealing with their grief. Some people even use cremation for their pets so they can keep the ashes as a memento of their furry friends.
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