Cremation Service Options
If you are in need of cremation services, The Gardens of Boca Raton, FL is able to serve both those who are in immediate need as well as individuals who are looking to pre-plan funeral arrangements. Here at The Gardens, we believe that no additional burden should be placed on individuals during such an emotional time and strive to make the experience as simple and straightforward as it can possibly be.
A “Direct Cremation” also referred to as a “Simple Cremation” is the cremation of a loved one without a service or a viewing. Since a “Direct Cremation” does not involve a service or viewing prior to the cremation, there is no need for embalming or preparation of the body. A Direct Cremation gives the family the flexibility to have a memorial service on their own terms which can avoid the additional costs of a casket and funeral services. Oftentimes, people assume that the term “Direct Cremation” means the deceased is taken from the place of passing directly to the crematory. This is not the case. Death certificates, contracts and state required permits must all be completed before the cremation can be scheduled or take place. The cremation process could take up to (10) business days or longer.
Viewing/Visitation with Memorial Service
A viewing or visitation is for those who opt for an open casket for friends and family to pay their respects and say their goodbyes. The viewing usually occurs before the memorial service whether that be on the same day or the night before depending on the family’s religion and wishes. Viewings and visitations are held at the funeral home or at a local church if they will allow it.