Frequently Asked Questions about Cremation
Is there any special preparations required prior to cremation?
Families should remove all jewelry and mementos from the deceased prior to cremation. Also, families must notify the cremation provider if any medical devices are present.
Do all religions accept cremation?
Most religions permit cremation; some recommend it. Support for cremation is not universal among faiths, however. Consult your religious advisor with any questions about the appropriateness of cremation in your faith.
What kind of fuel is used in the cremation?
Most cremators use natural or L.P. gas, or in some cases diesel oil; a fact which troubles some who want to see cremation as an "environmentally-friendly" alternative to burial. If you're concerned about the impact of cremation on the environment, speak with your funeral director. There are alternatives, such as burial in a "green" or environmentally-pristine cemetery.