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What is a Direct Cremation?

Simple, or as they are commonly known as, Direct Cremations are becoming increasingly popular for their cost as well as their flexibility, but what actually is a Simple Cremation and

why Stag Cremations are so special. 

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A simple cremation is when a cremation takes place without there being a service or

having mourners present. 

When the person dies we at Stag come and collect them, taking them into our care, looking after them until the day of cremation.  On the day of the cremation we take them to the crematorium in a simple coffin and the committal is carried out.

Even though this is a simple funeral it is possible to personalise it by upgrading from a simple plain coffin to one that suits the person who has died better.  You may also wish to add some seasonal flowers to the top of the coffin accompanying it on its final journey.  These are just a couple of the additions we offer and you can find out more options by visiting our upgrades page.

After the cremation the ashes are then returned to you (if you wish) so that you can decide how you’d would like to remember your loved one, be it holding a Celebration of Life or a Memorial Service. We have some lovely inspirational ideas here to help you start planning.

Having a direct cremation can be a really positive experience because you are under no time restraints and can therefore plan a celebration for your loved one in the way that best suits you and your family.  

We have seen from experience that traditional funerals are becoming less popular, the need for pomp and ordered ceremony is lessening with people wanting to remember their loved one in ways that befit who they were, honouring their beliefs and interests.   Certainly, by not have a traditional funeral service at the crematorium means that you don’t need to try and fit in how much the person meant to you within a very short cremation service.

Here at Stag Cremations we have found that planning a celebration of life helps bring those who are left behind closer together sharing stories and memories, contributing to the celebration however unique it may be.  The beauty of this too is that it can help in some way with the grieving process.

Direct Cremations are the way forward, families taking control as to how they honour their loved ones in a manner that right for them and the person who has died.  

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