Leeward Funeral Home of Pearl City, HI, knows that providing funeral planning services requires more than just a business—it calls for compassionate, step-by-step guidance through life's most sorrowful moments. If you're commemorating the death of a loved one, you'll need an honest and experienced team of professionals to help you make decisions that may be clouded by the prominence of grief.
One of the most major decisions you'll make when planning a funeral is deciding whether or not a cremation will suit your loved one. If the individual who passed was not clear on their preference, here are a few tips to help you make the right choice:
- Think About Their Favorite Locations: One of the most beautiful aspects of cremation is that it allows the deceased to become one with nature in a special location. For example, you may wish to scatter the ashes of your loved one in the ocean they frequented with their family, or in the breeze on the cliffside where you had your first kiss. Some people even request that their ashes be sent into space, or scattered in multiple locations all over the world. Whatever place amazed or comforted your loved one, cremation allows you the freedom to bring them there.
- Consider The Cost: Although you might be considering a burial, keep in mind the location of other deceased family members. Burying someone on the same lot where their parents lie can lead to extremely high costs if their body needs to be transported by plane. Cremation will enable you to take the ashes on a plane yourself, allowing them to be with their family while freeing up funds for other aspects of the funeral.
- Remember Their Beliefs: In some religions, cremation is looked down upon, while in others—such as Buddhism—this process of becoming one with nature is revered. Cremation is also considered more environmentally-conscious to some who believe that buried bodies take up more land space and disrupt its natural form. Make sure to consider the beliefs that your loved one held before deciding on the cremation process.
If you need further information on cremation or funeral planning, call Leeward Funeral Home at (808) 455-1041 to set up an appointment at your convenience. Visit the website for further assistance.