Cremation: The Advantages and Disadvantages

By: David Tindall
Friday, May 14, 2021

We all have to pass at some point in time but most people are not very comfortable with discussing anything related to death and dying. This aspect is slowly changing over time. We at Tindall Funeral Home, have seen that many people now choose to pre plan and opt for cremation. If this is something you are considering, here is some useful information

Advantages Of Cremation

  • Cremation costs much less than a burial, making it a feasible option for families with modest means.
     
  • The person’s ashes would be stored in a small box or urn. You have the option to take the urn home and place it or bury it somewhere; alternatively, you can scatter the ashes at sea or some other location.
     
  • Fewer resources are required in a cremation.
     
  • You can conduct the memorial service later and family and friends can congregate and reminisce about the person who passed.

Disadvantages Of Cremation

  • Some religious circles do not look upon cremation as a proper way to dispose of a body after death.
     
  • Cremations can release carbon dioxide into the environment

There is typically no requirement for a permanent burial spot. However, some people choose to bury the urn containing the ashes in a cemetery. The other option is to keep the urn in a columbarium so family can come and pay their respects when they feel like it.

There are specific advantages and disadvantages to cremations and you can discuss these points with your family before determining whether it’s an option for you.

The choice you make is personal and you should decide what’s best for you, what you are most comfortable with. Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our services and need advice.

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