When a loved one passes on, there are a variety of ways to get closure. Some families like to have a visitation service so they can say goodbye to their loved one’s body in person. Others have traditional funeral and burial services. If your family is going with cremation in Park Ridge, IL, you might not feel like you get that same closure opportunity. One thing to consider is possibly witnessing the cremation to get the closure you need along with the chance to say goodbye in person. Should you go through with the idea?
Check With Your Cremation Provider
The first thing you will want to do before you think too far into the option is check with the cremation provider you have chosen. Some providers have the capabilities of allowing family members to watch the procedure while others do not. If your provider does not have the option available, you don’t have to think about it any further. You will have to arrange a memorial or find another way to get closure. If the option is available, you can move forward with the idea.
Will It Help Or Hurt?
Only you can decide whether or not witnessing the cremation would help you, or make you hurt more. If you’ve never gone through the procedure before, you may not know for sure what to expect. Sit down with your cremation provider and talk about the process. They can describe to you in detail what happens and what you will see. That description can give you a better idea as to whether you would gain anything from witnessing the event with your loved one involved.
Include Close Relatives
If you decide to move forward and witness the cremation, don’t go alone. Include other close relatives or a dear friend so you don’t have to be alone while the process takes place. You will need support as you find your closure and begin the grieving process in full force. Having others there to stand by your side can only help. There may be other close family members who want to be there as well, but if not, find a friend to help you through the hard moments.
Whether or not you witness your loved one’s Park Ridge, IL cremation, choosing cremation is a wonderful, valid option for a final disposition. After the process is complete, you can move forward with whatever type of memorial service you want, either right away or sometime in the future. You can also keep your loved one’s ashes in an urn or a piece of cremation jewelry or you can hold a ceremony to scatter them somewhere special. There are not right or wrong answersonly what’s right or wrong for you. To bring the details together, contact Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018 to go over the options. You can also stop by and see our facilities at 9329 Byron St. Schiller Park, IL 60176. We’ll only take care of your loved one with the highest levels of respect and you’ll get nothing but compassion from us as well.