If you have decided on cremation services in Northern Cambria, PA, either for yourself as part of a pre-plan or for a loved one who has recently passed away, it’s a great first step at putting final services in order. However, you will have to make a lot more decisions and there are plenty of options to consider. One thing to keep in mind that will help with further decisions is the overall timeline of the process. Once you decide that, at least a few other things fall into place. Here are some of the timeline options to consider:
Cremation After Services
If you want to couple your cremation, or the cremation of your loved one, with a full funeral and other traditional services, like a visitation, you will do those things within a few days of their death. The cremation itself will then follow afterward. This is a nice way to get the cremation you want along with giving your loved ones a way to say a final goodbye and get the closure they need. It’s a mix between traditional and more modern methods.
Cremation Right Away
The other option is to have cremation done more directly. With this timeline, cremation happens soon after death without any services beforehand. Once the cremation is complete, the timeline is completely open-ended. You can still have services right away or you can have a memorial a week later, a month later, or even at the one-year anniversary mark. Cremation, once it’s complete, takes the timeline restrictions away and allows you to do whatever you’d like, whenever you’d like.
Whether you have cremation done right away, or after services, you can place whatever timeline you’d like on things you will do after the cremation is complete. Even if you have services before, for example, you can have a memorial later on. You could have a full funeral and then an ash scattering at a later date once the cremation is over. You can have a memorial right away and then another one in a month when family is able to gather. There are no limitations.
Many people choose cremation today because of the lack of timeline they are able to place on the services after the cremation itself takes place. IT’s nice to take more time to plan something special and custom for a loved one.
If you are interested in learning more about cremation services in Northern Cambria, PA, either for your own pre-plans or for a loved one who has passed away, contact the professionals at Simple Alternatives Funeral Home & Crematory. We’re located at 717 Main St Windber, PA 15963 and we are happy to speak with you in person, even if you aren’t sure what you want yet. We’ll lay out the options and help you figure out what works best for your situation. Call us at (814) 533-5832 and we can get you set up with an appointment to start figuring out the right route for you and your family.