Choosing between burial and cremation is a deeply personal decision, and one that is difficult for many people. Over the last several years, cremation has gained in popularity, surpassing burial as the most popular choice. That being said, however, several factors must be weighed when making the decision.
The Major Differences
Let’s begin by looking at some of the differences and distinctions between cremation and burial. When a body is cremated, it is incinerated so that all that remains are ashes. With a burial, the body remains intact. Both cremation and burial can take place immediately after death, following a traditional funeral service or before a memorial service. In the case of a burial, the body can be interred in the ground. By comparison, cremated remains can be kept by the family, scattered, buried in the ground or honored with a memorial tree. Of the two, cremation is by far the more economical and eco friendly choice.
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Be a part of conserving nature by interring your loved one’s cremated remains at Morgan Oaks.
Set your ashes to drift in an eco-friendly urn where you remains will dissolve back to nature.
Eternal Memorial Tree
Plant a memorial tree with your ashes for your family to enjoy for generations to come.
Respect For The Remains
When we speak to people who are deciding between burial and cremation, some common themes and questions recur. One of the most common concerns people express is a desire to be respectful of the deceased’s memory and by extension of their body. It’s interesting to note, however that for some people, that means preserving the integrity of the body, while for others, the thought of allowing the remains to decay underground is simply unacceptable.
In many cultures and faiths, viewing the body is an important part of the funeral ritual. Many people mistakenly believe that choosing cremation as an option makes this impossible. In fact, it is not uncommon for a viewing to take place before cremation.
We are dedicated to protecting and restoring
We are a fraction of the cost compared to other
burial and scattering options.
We use urns and practices that are
non-pollutants to the earth.