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How Do Cremation Plans Work?

When a loved one dies, we look for ways to honour them. One of the ways is cremation, where the deceased body turns into ashes through high heat.

The ashes can be buried, kept in special cremation urns, or used to plant a tree on a memorial ground. In this guide, you’ll see how the cremation process works.

How the Cremation Process Works

People who choose cremation often decide where it’ll take place, what container the ashes will be stored in, and the kind of memorial service they want before or after cremation. 

Here are the steps involved in the process:

Identification of the Deceased

When someone dies, the body is taken to a funeral home or crematorium (a place where a person’s body is burned after death).

The body is identified with a document or tag to make sure you receive the right cremains. The document or tag should accompany the body from the time it’s picked up until the ashes are given to the family. Authorization documents are signed, and the body is prepared for cremation.

Getting the Body Ready

On the outside of the body, anything that can’t be burned is taken off, like jewellery. Internal devices like pacemakers are also removed. 

After all apparel and internal devices are removed, the body is placed in a cremation casket, usually constructed of wood or strong cardboard or wrapped in a simple shroud.

The Cremation Chamber

The cremation chamber is heated to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit before the body is placed inside. The family may choose to observe the cremation in a room with a window that offers a view of the chamber.

After the process ends, the bones recovered are examined for any type of metal and then placed into a cremulator for grinding. Finally, the ashes are placed in an urn or temporary container and given to the family. The process takes 2-3 hours, and cooling takes about 30 minutes to an hour. 

What’s more, live-streamed funeral services can be viewed and listened to on just about any device that can connect to the internet. In other words, you do not have to buy separate expensive equipment for this sort of service to work. All that is needed would be a standard computer, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. In the main, live streams cover the service itself but not other aspects of the funeral, such as the interment or the scattering of the ashes. However, special arrangements can always be made if you wish.


The process of cremation services includes certain details that you need to know. It starts by identifying and preparing the body for cremation. Then, it’s transferred to the cremation chamber. After it’s cremated, the ashes are placed in an urn and returned to the family.