Increasingly San Diego Families Select Cremation
However, even when families select cremation they also usually have some type of memorial service.
San Diego Cremation – Guidance
We offer transparent pricing and help families configure and price exactly what they need. We use technology to collect information quickly and efficiently, easing the burden on families.
It is important for the family to have some type of memorial or funeral service to assist in healing. Arranging a venue and the handling the myriad of details involved is what we do.
Why Many San diegans Select Cremation
Religious objections to cremation are lessening
Society is much more accepting of cremation
Cremation is more economical compared to burial
Burials environmental concerns are increasing
What is Cremation?
Cremation is the use of high-temperature burning to reduce a deceased to basic chemical compounds. The time required for cremation varies depends on the temperature used and the weight of the deceased – the process on average takes a couples hours for an adult. For larger individuals the process takes longer and thus incur additional charges.
A device used for cremation (know as a retort) is NOT designed to cremate more than one human body at a time. Cremation of multiple bodies is illegal in the United States and in many other countries as well. Exceptions may be made in special cases, such as with still-born twins or with a still-born baby and a mother who died during childbirth. In such cases, the bodies must be cremated in the same container.
After the cremation process, not only bone fragment, but metal lumps from missed jewelry; casket furniture; dental fillings; and surgical implants, such as hip replacements may be present. Some of the metal evaporates during cremation, but what is left is removed before the bone fragment are further processed into a fine powder.
The amount of cremains created does vary from person to person. In general, there are 4-6 lbs of cremains, but this varies slightly depending on the size of the person. Size, in this case, does not so much reflect weight as skeletal mass as the soft tissues, such as fat, are consumed during the cremation process.
What to do with Cremains?
Keep the Cremains at Home
If your plan is to retain the cremains you may wish to purchase an attractive urn to contain them.
Urns range the gambit from simple to very ornate and can be pieces of art work in themselves. Additionally, the cremains many be split up and used for “keepsakes” – small urns, jewellery, locketts etc. We can show you many examples of thes in our office.
Scatter Ashes at Sea
This is a lovely option and is being more and more requested. The family either boards a yacht with the cremains or has the cremains scattered in their absence. The longitude, latitude and time of the scattering is recorded and given to the family on a memorial certificate.
Scattering at sea is a bonding and very freeing experience and we service hundreds families each year. Please refer to our sea burial information or contact us our our sister company at San Diego Burial at Sea.
Special urns, know as biodegradable urns, may be used for scattering at sea. We have many to select from at our office.
Scatter Cremains by Air
Build an Artificial Reef
Scatter Cremains on Land
If you are scattering on someone else’s land get their permission. Chances are they will be honored that you asked.