Losing a loved one is very difficult. We are deeply sorry for your recent loss and hope to help you through this critical time.
You should know there are many options available to you at this time and some come with greater costs than others. Deer Creek has been helping individuals and families make affordable cremation accommodations for loved ones for over 40 years and we wish to help you as well.
Before you contact a Deer Creek professional you should know there are necessary documents that we will need in order to help the process along. These are available for download in the left sidebar. In addition to gathering the necessary information you should begin to think about the following:
The cheapest way to be cremated is through a direct cremation. "Direct" means that you would not want a funeral or memorial service, because those extras will cost more money. Direct cremation is cheaper than a traditional funeral. In this case, there is no ceremony or viewing of the body, and the family simply has the ashes returned to them in a container after cremation. Families can choose to book direct cremation with a funeral home and many offer discounts for pre-planning.
A body is cremated using heat to reduce it down to fragmented pieces. The first step in this process involves having the family authorize their loved one’s remains for cremation by signing an official document provided by funeral homes.
As soon as the body is prepared for cremation, its jewelry and other personal items are removed. Medical devices like pacemakers can also be safely disposed of in this way to avoid any potential hazards during the process.
The body is placed in a cremation container constructed from sturdy cardboard or wicker. An identification tag is attached to the remains so that they can be identified properly after all this romanticism has been put on them!
The body is placed in the cremation chamber and preheated. Temperatures inside change are anywhere from 1800 to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, which guarantees that your loved one's remains will be fully incinerated after about 2 hours of burning time! After the bones have cooled, they're compacted and broken down until it becomes dense sand-like material. A magnet is then used to remove any metal pieces that were not destroyed by heat before transferring them into an urn or temporary container for safekeeping.
Traditional cremation involves a multi-step process that usually includes cleansing, cosmetics, and conducting the funeral. This period can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days after the death with various traditions concerning rituals for farewell, remembrances of life, or celebrating things they shared with this person in their life.
In direct cremation, there is no funeral or any similar ceremony. The body is simply taken to a facility where it is then incinerated with other bodies on site. For this reason, direct cremation tends to be less expensive than traditional cremation because family members don't have to buy flowers for a service they won't attend, and the preparation of the deceased doesn't require as much time or expertise from professionals.
Direct cremations are a popular option for those who want to avoid the expense and hassle of conventional funeral services. There's no need to use an expensive plot or hire someone else when you can have your loved one handled with care by professionals in their own home country! The services offered include:
* See our Price List for cremation services and fees. Ask a Deer Creek representative for full details. Get a quote today, it's easy, it's free.