The deceased’s body is placed in a container formally known as a cremation casket or cremation container.
The crematorium will come directly to our location and receive the cremation casket into their care and bring the deceased directly to the crematorium for cremation.
Once the deceased arrives at the crematorium, an identification tag is added to the cremation container. The crematorium will plan a time for the cremation to take place, usually once the crematorium reviews the submitted paperwork from the funeral establishment.
A large furnace called a cremation chamber or retort is where the whole cremation casket is rolled into for the actual cremation process. The process involves intense heat and the deceased’s remains are reduced to smaller bone fragments. After removing the cremated remains from the retort, the bone fragments are further reduced into a finer form, resembling a coarse sand. The cremated remains of an average adult body will weigh about 5-8 pounds. The actually cremation process can take approximately 3-4 hours.
The cremated remains are placed into a clear bag which is tied closed with the identification tag and placed into a cardboard container with the deceased’s information on it. A Certificate of Cremation is also produced by the crematorium for the family. This certificate is required for a cemetery interment or for any travelling with the ashes.
The crematorium will return the cremated remains back to our funeral establishment, and the family will be notified.