In considering a final act of remembrance for a loved one, Choice Cremations of the Cascades is proud to provide cremation services to the residents Lynnwood, Washington. To learn more about the cremation services provided by Choice Cremations of the Cascades, please visit their website here https://www.firstchoicecremations.com/ or contact this firm at 425-231-0809.
Choosing cremation does not eliminate the love and respect families had for the decedent. A recent study 2018 study has found that cremations accounted for 50% of funeral services. The National Funeral Directors Association estimates that by 2035, cremations will account for 85% of funeral services. Choice Cremations of the Cascades wants families to know that choosing a cremation does not eliminate or require a funeral service. Choice Cremations of the Cascades provides cremation options that include a traditional funeral service, this can occur before or after the cremation service. This option can include burying the cremation urn instead of the body. Another cremation option available to families is to have a memorial service. Most often, a memorial service is held after the cremation has taken place. The most basic cremation service that Choice Cremations of the Cascades provides to the families that they service is a direct cremation service. A direct cremation is the most affordable form of cremation service. With direct cremation, the body is cremated within 24 hours after death. All cremation packages can be personalized to a family’s wishes and needs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cremations
What is Cremation?
Cremation is the process of reducing the human body to bone fragments using high heat and flame. Cremation is not the final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service.
Burial or cremation?
Deciding between burial or cremation is an entirely personal choice. Cremation is certainly more popular in Washington with around 70% of residents selecting cremation as their preferred end-of-life disposition choice.
What are the laws for scattering ashes in Washington?
Families can scatter cremated remains on any private land (with the permission of the landowner). To scatter in National Park land families, need permission from the Chief Park Ranger, and for state trust uplands you need permission from the regional manager. No commercial scattering services are permitted to operate and scatter on state trust uplands. Families should scatter ashes on the ground at least 100 yards from any trail, road, developed building or waterway.
Can a Cremation Urn be brought into church?
Nearly all Protestant Churches allow for the urn to be present during the memorial service. Most Catholic Churches also allow the remains to be present during the Memorial Mass. It is encouraged that cremated remains be a part of a funeral as it provides a focal point for the service.
Choice Cremations of the Cascades is a practical, low-cost cremation service for the discerning consumer who does not wish to pay the high fees for simple cremation arrangements. Choice Cremations of the Cascades' mission is to provide families with affordable options and a caring, professional staff. Choice Cremations of the Cascades is here to help bring closure to the deceased and their family. In a recent review, Christy wrote “ Choice Cremations of the Cascades was easy kind and very respectful. As a single parent, the family's finances are very limited. Choice was so very helpful through this difficult process. They took care of transferring the deceased from medical examiners no extra charge. Choice also kept the family informed all through this process. Never once did the family feel rushed or forced into anything.”