A guide to a cremation without ceremony
What is a Direct Cremation?
A direct cremation is a cremation without any ceremony or attendance by moruners, but it is carried out with the same respect and dignity by our professional funeral staff as a traditional cremation. Because the cremation is unattended it generally takes place early in the morning, which enables us to keep the cost low. Families are then able to spend more time arranging a memorial service or other event to commemorate the life of their loved one.
Why choose a Direct Cremation?
- A direct cremation is simple and straightforward and appeal to those who would like to keep things simple for their family when they die. Choosing a direct cremation means that families do not have to make decisions about coffin type, flowers, transport, venues etc.
- A direct cremation gives families more time to arrange the memorial service. Most funerals take place within a couple of weeks following the death, but this time can be overwhelming. With a direct cremation, families can plan a memorial service for a later date and at their own pace.
- A direct cremation costs less – the 2018 SunLife ‘Cost of Dying’ report said a direct cremation is 68% cheaper than the national average for a crematorium funeral. The Mears of Aylesbury direct cremation service is just £995.