Saying Final FarewellsLosing a loved one is one of the hardest things to deal with in life. Whether the passing is unexpected or anticipated, making decisions may still be difficult. You want to say final farewells in the most appropriate way. Choosing between burial and cremation is among the biggest decisions you will make.

Burial and cremation have their own advantages and your decision will depend on a variety of factors. These may include your deceased loved one’s wish, your culture and tradition, and your personal preferences. Remember that your choice will determine how you will pay respect to the person you love and how you will navigate the grief and healing process.

Centenary Memorial Gardens provides a simple guide to make the decision making process easier for you.

Traditional vs. Modern

Most of the time, we stick to our tradition because we are familiar with it. Burial is a traditional way of saying our final farewells to a deceased family member. Some people prefer this method because their ancestors had practiced it for many years.

Cremation, on the other hand, is a modern, easy, and quick method. There is no need to reserve a slot in the memorial garden and bury your loved one’s remains. Choose burial if you want to pay your last respect the traditional way. Go for cremation if you prefer a quicker process.

Letting Go vs. Holding On

It is hard to let go of someone you love, but you have to do it anyway. Funeral, burial and cremation allow you to say goodbye in a solemn way. People choose burial because they want the idea of visiting their loved one’s tomb regularly. It gives them time to talk and recall wonderful memories. The good thing about cremation is that you can stay connected with your loved one by keeping the ashes in your home. It makes you feel that the person you used to spend time with is still there.

Both burial and cremation are good options; you just have to choose the one that suits your needs, preferences and, of course, sentiment.