The next time you want to have a quiet funeral, make sure you’ve got a funeral supply company ready to deliver the goods.
Thermal repast refers to the act of making a funeral for a person who died in the heat of the day.
You may think of a funeral as a quiet, private occasion, but the process can also be a big time saver for someone.
“If you’re preparing a funeral service for someone who’s already died and are just getting started on it, you’ll need to consider repast as well,” says Jenny, a funeral director in Los Angeles, California.
“The repast is the process of taking care of the body and the cremation of the ashes, so you can then take out the casket and put it into the fire pit, and then you can take it out and put that in a fire pit.
It’s a nice way to take out that body from the ashes.”
When you’re done with the funeral, the ashes will be put in a container to be stored.
For those with a limited budget, you can make your own cremation plan.
When choosing a crematorium, you should also consider the amount of time that the cremator will have to make sure the body is properly buried.
“You want to make it as short as possible so you don’t have to waste time making sure the caskets are ready to be removed, so the casserole is ready to cook,” says Janna, a certified funeral director from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Cremation can also save you money by avoiding the need for a funeral home.
Jenny, who has worked as a funeral care manager for more than 30 years, says if a person is already deceased, it can be difficult to prepare a funeral.
“A lot of people don’t want to go through the whole thing again, so they’ll take out a casket for a few days and then they’ll just put it in the fireplace and it’s over.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with financial issues, Janna suggests a few tips:Make sure you have the money to cover the funeral costs.
Use a funeral fund to save money.
Find a funeral company that provides a free funeral plan and a copy of the death certificate.
“They should have this copy of your death certificate so you’ll know what to expect when you go through this process, so it’s really important that you have this on hand,” she says.
Pay for your own funeral services.
Try to find a company that offers a free cremation and burial plan.
“A lot people are trying to make ends meet and that can be very stressful,” she adds.
Read about the ways to keep a loved one safe during a funeral in the BBC News article Funeral care can be costly.
If you have questions about how you can prepare a quiet and private funeral for your loved one, ask your funeral director.
If you have a funeral need and are looking for help, contact Jenny for a free consultation.
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