he entire process of cremation is summarized below for easy understanding:
Before the process of cremation begins, authorization papers need to be signed by relatives of the deceased for this purpose. The casket in which the body is to be placed is made of wood or a cardboard box.
If the body needs to be transported (air, road or rail) for cremation, embalming is necessary to keep the body from getting spoiled due to natural process.
It is advisable to inform the funeral house about any implants that the deceased may have inside the body. The implants include prosthesis, pacemaker or any other mechanical devices. Jewelry and other things that will not be destroyed by the fire also need to be removed. All these need to be removed to prevent any blast or accidents.
Before the process of cremation starts there is an identification tag that is placed in the casket for easy identity of the remains after the process gets completed. The chamber where the casket is placed is subject to intense heat and flames of over 1500 to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
The entire process takes 2 -3 hours to be completed depending on the size and weight of the deceased. The chamber where the body was placed is allowed to cool down after the process is completed for at least a hour. If there are remaining fragments of bone, they are placed in a cremulator that grinds them to a fine powder.
The ashes are then collected in an urn and returned to the family who may prefer to bury or scatter it on their property. Some people may prefer scattering them on mountains or immersing them in rivers.
The cost of the cremation will vary depending on the service that the funeral house provides. If the family opts for a direct cremation the cost will come down as no casket is used in this procedure.
Little Lake Cemetery
915 Haggart St.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2Y1