Combining religions in funerals

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Combining religions in funerals

My mother converted to Judaism when she married her second husband. When she died it was a little confusing to work out what kind of ceremony to have for her funeral as she was brought up a Catholic and brought up the children from her first marriage (including me) as Catholic. The funeral home was a great help in this tricky time as they worked with the rabbi to work in some of the aspects of both religions and we ended up with a really beautiful service that everyone enjoyed. This blog has ideas on how to incorporate multiple religions into one funeral service.

What to Expect from Your First Meeting with a Crematorium Funeral Director

Upon losing a loved one, family members have to think about many things regarding the funeral arrangement. This can be difficult for family members who were close with the deceased. It is especially the case if the deceased preferred cremation over a traditional burial. If you know nothing about cremation, it is easy to get overwhelmed and even think about going against a dead person's wishes. Luckily, crematorium funeral directors are always available to help answer your questions. This article highlights what to expect from your first meeting with a crematorium funeral director.

Tour of a Crematorium  The first thing you should expect is an official tour of a crematorium. It is one thing to hear from directors about the services offered and another to scout a facility physically. A reputable crematorium will offer to show you around the premise, which has numerous benefits. First, it is vital to know the condition of the area where your loved one will be cremated. Is it quiet and peaceful? Is it large enough to accommodate a big group of family and friends? You can only answer the questions confidently by touring the facility yourself.

Provision of Price-Related Documents  Before discussing too much with a crematorium funeral director, you will be issued with documents showing the different rates available. It includes the general price list and the casket or urn price list. Notably, it is best-practice and a requirement by law. Discussing the cost and the quality of services offered early in your meeting is critical. First, it helps you to choose services that are within your budget. Second, it saves time since you can walk away and look for other facilities if you cannot afford the rates offered.

Share Your Loved One's Details — Accuracy regarding a loved one's details is everything when it comes to cremation services. Therefore, crematorium funeral directors expect you to be as accurate as possible with the information provided. For instance, identifying remains of cremation is arguably the most critical part of the whole process. Therefore, a crematorium director must have the deceased person's correct name with the correct spelling. Errors such as misspelled names can lead to identification issues, mainly because you will be dealing with ashes and not a body. Personal documents, such as an identification card or driving license, come in handy in providing accurate details. It is advisable to consult family members widely.