Funerals are an incredibly difficult for every family, especially those that have experienced a sudden or unexpected death.

And of course, everyone’s wishes are entirely different when it comes to planning a funeral and celebrating the life of a loved one.

With this in mind, there are a whole host of different funeral packages to choose from, designed to respect the practices of different religious groups and families with certain preferences, including Direct Cremation.

We’ve created a helpful guide outlining everything that you need to know about Direct Cremation – we hope it answers many of your questions.

What is a Direct Cremation?

A Direct Cremation is a cremation that does not incorporate a traditional service or a funeral procession.

But this doesn’t mean that it’s not a respectful ceremony – far from it! There are many reasons why people choose not to have an open service for family and friends to attend, and all staff involved in this type of funeral are still uniformed and provide a procession from the funeral home to the crematorium.

What happens at a Direct Cremation?

Just like a traditional cremation service, the coffin is taken from the funeral home to the crematorium in an organised profession with uniformed drivers and staff. Once the coffin reaches the crematorium it is respectively led down the crematorium aisle and placed on the catafalque, as with any other service.

Why might someone choose a Direct Cremation?

There are a number of reasons why people might choose a direct cremation, and it’s not because it is one of the most affordable options.

Here’s an insight into some of the reasons and circumstances why people choose a Direct Cremation…

  • Some people have already arranged their own unique service outside of the crematorium, which celebrates the deceased’s life.
  • The deceased may have lost touch with their close family or not have any close family left.
  • Sometimes the deceased may have requested this kind of service prior to their death. It could be something, which, for whatever reason, they preferred.
  • Due to family dynamics, it is difficult having one joint ceremony. Often family members will choose their own unique way to remember the deceased instead.

Here at NC Funeral Directors, we are independent family funeral directors with over twenty years of combined experience. We are committed to providing affordable fixed price funeral packages that work for you and your family during this incredibly difficult time.

This isn’t just a job to us, this is a calling, and a passion that spans generations. We want to be there for families across Lancashire, providing help, support and above all, celebrate the life of their loved one. Our caring and sensitive staff are always on hand to provide emotional support and advice throughout the whole process.

If you would like to discuss any of our funeral packages, please do not hesitate to get in touch – you’ll always be greeted by a sympathetic ear, and a good cup of tea.