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  Practical Information For Your Survivors
In addition to pre-planning your funeral, completing a personal information form and giving a copy to your estate trustee, spouse, and children will give you the peace of mind of knowing they will have all the information they need to properly handle your wishes and the details of your estate.
Keep this information safe but don’t put it in your safety deposit box, as these can remain sealed until after the funeral.
In this section, we’ve answered the most common questions we are asked about funeral options. If you require further information, please contact us at any time.
Cremation is an alternative to earth burial or mausoleum entombment: it does not limit the funeral in any way. Should you choose cremation, you will still have the same options for memorialization that any other family has. Cremation can take place before or after the funeral service.
A few facts about cremation:
• Cremation cannot occur until there is a signed death certificate by a doctor.
• There is a 24-hour waiting period before cremation. This alleviates misidentification and allows time for the family to reconsider their choices.
• If you choose cremation for your loved one, you can still have a service.
• You have numerous options for the final resting place.
• You can place the cremated remains in a special urn to display at home.
• You can bury an urn in a cemetery, providing a permanent resting place where family and friends can visit.
• You can place a portion of cremated remains in
an urn and a portion in a columbarium niche, providing a permanent location where you can pay your respects.
• You can scatter the cremated remains.
• You can keep the urn at home.
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