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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
    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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    SoCal Cremations
    6356 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 211, Van Nuys, CA 91401
    Our mission is to provide high quality, direct cremation services at the lowest possible prices. We offer assistance in all areas, including arranging memorials, burials, and viewings.
    (818) 782-3969
    Metropolitan Direct Cremation Service
    3002 Midvale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
    Our company offers the lowest cost direct cremation service prices in the area. With us, you can pay the lowest cost without compromising dignity and quality.
    (310) 475-7300
    Mark B. Allen Mortuary And Cremation Services
    Sun Valley, CA 91352
    We offer low cost cremation and funeral services and affordable caskets, urn and other service items. Ask about our packed services that provide great savings. Give us a call for more details.
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    (818) 200-9227
    User Review: "Very accomodating and professional services. I would recomend mr. Allen's services."
    Gates Kingsley - Gates Praiswater Mortu
    6909 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
    (818) 348-3354
    Bastian And Perrott Oswald Mortuary
    18728 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324
    (818) 886-8600
    Crawford Mortuary Fd1228
    8717 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324
    (818) 349-9701
    Kiefer & Eyerick Pre-Needs At Crawford Mortuary
    8717 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324
    (818) 243-1124
    Caring Funeral Service Inc
    14545 Friar St, Van Nuys, CA 91411
    (818) 988-8880
    Angeleno Mortuary
    5948 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401
    (818) 778-1788
    Neptune Society
    4312 Woodman Ave Ste 300, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    (818) 530-0700
    Funeraria Del Angel Praiswater
    5940 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401
    (818) 785-8617
    Crawford Mortuary At Oakwood Memorial Park
    22601 Lassen St, Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818) 341-1198
    Smart Plan
    13400 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    (818) 788-9285
    Socal Cremations
    6356 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 211, Van Nuys, CA 91401
    (818) 782-3969
    Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation
    13920 Moorpark St Apt 302, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    (818) 343-2900

    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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