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What Is a Cremation Service?

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A cremation ceremony, or also called a cremation service is an alternative to a burial service that is more common in recent times. Similar to a funeral service, a cremation service is where family members, loved ones, and friends gather to honor the deceased by participating in prayers, eulogies, and the sharing of memories.

There are cremation and crematorium services that can occur both before or after the actual cremation process. A cremation funeral service is before the cremation, while a cremation memorial service is after.

In either case, family and friends participate in traditions according to their religion (or lack of) and talk about how their lives were touched by the deceased. It can be formal or informal, depending on what the family members agree on or if the deceased had a pre-paid funeral.

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What Is the Cremation Ceremony Process?

How is a Body Prepared for Cremation?

Before a body is cremated, it undergoes a preparation stage where the body is washed and dressed according to the family’s wishes.

The family decides what the deceased will wear during the cremation process. They can even include jewelry that will be cremated with the body. However, things with batteries including pacemakers, watches, or the like are not permitted as they may explode due to the heat.

How Does a Cremation Funeral Work?

The body is then placed inside a casket or coffin that the family has chosen for their loved one.

The cremation chamber is heated up to a temperature of 980 deg C before the casket or coffin is passed through. The cremation takes around 1.5 to 3 hours to complete.

Bone fragments that remain after the cremation will go through a grinder that will turn them into grey, fine powder (ash). What is left is then placed inside an urn and given to the family to be taken home.

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How Much Does Cremation Cost?

Cremation services are usually much cheaper than a burial service.

This is because an expensive casket doesn’t have to be purchased. And there is no process of embalming the body.

But the cost of the cremation service depends on how simple or how extravagant you want this moment to be.

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Other Funeral Services Offered

Don’t want a cremation? Have a look at our other options.


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Pre-paid Funerals

The ultimate peace of mind. When you’ve taken care of the finances you can focus fully on celebrating a life lived.

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Funeral Services

Want to commemorate the life of your loved one in a more traditional fashion? Let our experts guide the service.

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Memorial Services

Saying goodbye is always hard. Allow us to provide the support you need and remove any excess stress or uncertainty.

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Perth Cremations is located at:
2/2 Carson Rd, Malaga WA 6090, Australia

We are open Monday to Friday: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday: By appointment only

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • There is no better option, it’s a matter of preference.

    Both have their own benefits and drawbacks. You should consider the cost, the deceased’s religious beliefs, and their stance towards environmental friendliness.

    Cremation saves ground space, but being buried gives the deceased a place to be remembered and kept forever. The choice is up to you.

  • Contrary to what others may say, caskets or coffins are not re-used by funeral directors when a cremation service is to be performed.

    Instead, they are burned together with the body. As long as they do not contain metal parts, any type of casket or coffin can be used, even cardboard ones. This, however, does not include rented coffins used for funeral services.

    Rented coffins are replaced by alternative containers that get cremated with the body.

  • There are alternatives to conventional funerals or cremation.

    One alternative is to be buried with an eco-funeral. This is a much cheaper alternative, as it doesn’t require the deceased’s body to be embalmed or placed in a casket when buried. In addition to cheaper costs, it is better for the environment.

  • Once the body enters the cremation chamber (also known as a retort), the combustible casket will start to burn, and then so will the body.

    Bodily fluids rapidly evaporate due to the extreme heat, followed by the combustion of the skin, muscles, and soft tissues. After about 90 minutes, only bone fragments remain. These are then ground until they turn into fine powdered ash. This is what is placed inside the urn.