Reasons Why People Choose Cremation Services
You may want cremation services in Phoenix, AZ because it’s the best funeral option for your loved one, even if you and they had talked about having burial services after they died. There are specific reasons and certain circumstances where having cremation services for your loved one is the best funeral option.
One very common reason why you might choose cremation services for your loved one instead of burial services is that your loved one died from a terminal illness. While you could certainly choose to have burial services for your loved one, there are some terminal illnesses that are so physically devastating that friends and loved ones would not even recognize your loved one.
Cancer, liver diseases, and dementia can cause your loved one’s appearance to change dramatically as these illnesses progress. You may decide on cremation services because you want the people who knew your loved one to remember them as they were when they were not ill and they were robust and full of life.
Another reason why you might decide to have cremation services for your loved one is if they were traveling far away (within the United States or internationally) when they died. While both national and international funeral homes can transport your loved one’s body for burial, this process can be complicated and time-consuming.
By choosing cremation services for your loved one, you simplify and streamlined the shipment of their remains no matter where in the world they were when they died. You also get the flexibility of having a memorial service for your loved one at some point in the future when you choose cremation services for them.
People don’t always die pretty. Sometimes a person’s death is so brutal that they are disfigured beyond recognition. Perhaps your loved one was a victim of a violent crime. Perhaps your loved one suffered a work-related death. Perhaps your loved one was a victim of a fire. Perhaps your loved one died in a horrific vehicle accident.
Whatever the reason for your loved one’s disfigurement, cremation services will likely be your preferred funeral choice. Similarly to deaths in which people had their appearances dramatically altered by terminal illnesses, you want people to remember your loved one as they were before the tragic accident that marred their appearance occurred.
Another reason why you would choose cremation services for your loved one is because they specifically said they didn’t want an elaborate burial service where they were the center of attention. Your loved one may have been a very private person who let very few people into the inner workings of their life. Cremation services honor their wish to have a more private type of funeral.
Another reason why you might choose to have cremation services for your loved one is because you intend to bury their remains somewhere else or because you have an occupation or lifestyle that requires you to move around on a regular basis.
Your loved one may have died in a place that was far from their home or the cemetery where they have other family members buried. But their expressed wish was to be buried back home or in the same cemetery as their other family members. Cremation services makes that wish easier to fulfill.
If you move frequently, cremation services let you keep your loved one with you wherever you go. Although caskets can be moved from one burial site to another, doing so can be very complex and expensive.
If you want to know more about cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, our compassionate and experienced staff at Simply Cremations & Funeral Arrangements can help.