Is it still called a funeral if the person is cremated?

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Nice question! Cremation means decomposed a dead body by some basic chemical compound. After cremation that process is called a funeral. Some month ago, my grandfather had died and for his funeral, I have taken serviced from Carl Barnekow Funeral Service Licensee.
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What is the card passed out at funerals called?

They are memorial or prayer cards, usually wallet-sized with either a religious picture or a small photo of the deceased, and the life dates, funeral data( parlor involved, grave site, etc) and usually as the name implies a prayer such as the famous 23Rd Psalm. Sometimes incorrectly called Mass Cards- This refers to a specific pledge for a Roman Catholic Mass offering and the term like many others is freely tossed around. the standard funeral prayer card is NOT STRICTLY SPEAKING a mass card, doubtlesas people will wave this flag (half mast we presume) of convenience.

When a person is cremated is the family allowed to do what they wish with the ashes?

of course, that's why you hear about people who are being creamated and thrown out to see bc of their love for it you can eat them if ud like, although i wouldn't recommend that you do so. think of it this way, you paid someone to creamate someone you love, therefore it is your right to do what you want with that product Alternately: The ashes can be: . Kept in an urn by the next of kin (a ready source for humorous accidents) . Scattered at a favourite place (not as pleasant as it is on TV or movies as corpse dust gets blown into your eyes and mouth) . Tossed out with the trash . Left with the crematorium - it's their problem

How long does it take to cremate a person?

If its your first cremation of the day it will take about 2.5 hours. Once the Crematory has residual heat the cremation process goes much faster and takes about an hour.

When cremated will a persons bones burn to ash?

Yes, there may be some whole teeth left in the ashes.. no not usually because they are usually burned to much the way they are burned so there might be some big chuncks of ash but not probly teeth

How does a person get an irrevocable funeral trust?

Setting up an Irrevocable Funeral Trust Final Expense plan can now be done by attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents and funeral consultants. With the funeral trust being offered by the attorney, financial planner, insurance agent or funeral consultant, the senior doesn't have to go to the funeral home. In the comfort of their own homes, they can sign an irrevocable funeral trust that is funded with a single payment life policy.

What is the burier at a funeral called?

Pall bearers are those who carry the coffin to its last place of rest. as there are numerous size variations of coffins and their inhabitants this could be as few as four or many more pallbearers. The graves are dug with mechanical machinery ( backhoes usually) this is done by the cemetery people, and not the undertakers proper.

How are you cremated?

Cremation is a process in which a body is placed in a cremation chamber where through heat and evaporation the body is reduced to its basic elements. This is normally done at a crematorium or a funeral home equipped with cremation equipment.

When a person is cremated what is done with the ashes?

The ashes can be: . Kept in an urn by the next of kin (a ready source for humorous accidents) . Scattered at a favourite place (not as pleasant as it is on TV or movies as corpse dust gets blown into your eyes and mouth) . Tossed out with the trash . Left with the crematorium - it's their problem

What does the funeral director do to prepare a body for cremation?

Depending on which country you are in as each have their own customs for preparing the deceased, here in the UK the normal procedure is to embalm the deceased. This is a procedure that is carried out to ensure that the deceased not only is able to be viewed in the chapel of rest in a peaceful state but also to protect all those who handle/come into contact with the deceased. Death seldom is aesthetically pleasing as many changes occur within the body after the person has passed away, for instance the pain exhibited on their face or their eyes or mouth being open. Embalming is carried out so that after the preparation the person looks as if he/she is at peace thereby giving the bereaved a final memory of their loved one being at rest with all anguish/pain removed. Embalming in the UK is carried out not only on people that will be cremated but approximately 75% of the population or more depending on the area, Funeral Director & many other factors. See related link for further information.

When a person wears yellow to a funeral?

It probably means that they wanted to wear something that looks nice in order to honor the deceased and their family, and that was their choice. The old rules are changing. Look to people's hearts, not to what they wear. It gives better results.

Who pays for the funeral if a person has no insurance?

I would hope they had some relatives of family who could come up with enough for a small service. If not many areas have paupers cemetaries where the government is forced to pay for a burial or cremation only depending on the laws in the area.

How can a person be buried if family has no money for a grave or cremation?

Depends which country the deceased was living in and died. Normally,in countries like the UK and the US,the local authority social services have an obligation to help out with funeral costs to the deceased next of kin-normally these are means tested-and if the relatives or indeed the deceased was on welfare benefits,or low income,the FULL COST for a basic funeral is met. In the event the deceased had no next of kin-then the authorities usually arrange the funeral with charge given to a local funeral director and perhaps one social worker from the local authority to undertake usually a cremation. Speak to your local council body or social services department. [Syed Amir]

What is the party after the funeral called?

A party after a funeral has no specific term. The gathering before or during a funeral is called a wake. A wakeis usually at the home of the deceased with the body present. Gatherings surrounding a funeral can range from a somber vigil to acelebration of sorts in some cultures. ***** You are probably thinking of the gathering after the funeral wherefriends and family get together for a luncheon and spend timereminiscing about the deceased. This is called the Memorial Repast. I'm doing James Ann college course and I want to know what theanswer is.

Why is a funeral home called a home?

Funeral homes are made to look like homes- many are old homes.People used to display the bodies in the parlors of their homes-funeral homes serve the same purpose. The homey feel makes themseem less commercial, I think.

What is the bulletin you get at funerals called?

Bulletin is the right word. However there are small wallet-sized usually laminated Prayer cards which are printed up for most funerals- they are in a sense rather morbid collector"s items- I would not mind having one of Jean Harlow, for example, or Princess Grace~!

Does the person arranging the funeral pay for it?

if you are talking about the family, yes they do. if you are talking about the directors and the employees, no they do not. In the UK the funeral is normally paid from the deceased estate or insurance. If this is not possible then the next of kin can pay but are not obliged to. If they do not the state pays for a minimal funeral..

What are funeral songs called?

Dirges, lamentations ( the word is in the Bible), Eulogies ( also public addresses over a soft-speaker about the deceased) for the Vets- Taps.

What is the meal called after a funeral?

It is usually called a funeral supper or Memorial supper. The custom might be an arcane hawking-back to the Biblical Last Supper- a common enough theme for prayer cards, mass cards, etc.

Can a person safely eat another person's cremated ashes?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! Consuming the ashes of the dead is to ingest chemicals that were created in the embalming fluid contained from the body that didn't break down during cremation. Secondly, if someone had metal anywhere in their body, you would be ingesting the byproducts of that. Then thirdly, it wouldn't just be your loved ones ashes, it would also be remnants of the other people who were created in the same crematorium. It's a very, very bad idea and could be potentially fatal. Not to mention that if you are a religious person, this is technically cannibalism. If you want to have a part of someones ashes with you or a part of you, some tattoo artists will incorporate a tiny amount of ashes in the tattoo ink. That amount of ashes is a safe level to have in your body. Eating cremated remains is a very, very dangerous practice. ***If your loved one wasn't (mutilated by a funeral services of director by being embalmed with toxic chemicals) embalmed then why ever not eat the ashes. I eat my loved ones ashes on the anniversary or other special days. Just small amounts at a time. Perhaps as much as a teaspoon maximum. Mix with a drink or however suits your situation. What a great way to remember and celebrate someones life. (or your pets life!) Not at all dangerous. High temp will destroy all the bad stuff anyway. true the ashes may not be purely of your loved ones and could contain small amount of another but otherwise it is of no concern. Be proud be hungry and eat as you would the eucharist pure love. PS I have worked in this industry and can think of no better way to offer your respect. Embalming for open casket services is a horrific mutilation and a disgusting thing to do to someone you love. More suitable to be done to an enemy or someone hated. Nothing ethical about embalming certainly not respectful. Just a way to make / take money from the weak and lonely.

Did he get cremated?

um when u get that its when u pass away and ur family or friend[s] turn u into ashes and keeps u 4 ever

What is the musicians called in funeral march?

There is no specific term for these players. IT IS TRUE, that in New Orleans there were special bands that followed the Hearses so to speak. they played dead-slow stuff as appropriate for a funeral en route to the cemetery, but after the burial on the return livened up with the familiar ( Saints Go marching In!) There was a scene of this sort of thing in the opening sequences of the movie (Pete Kelly"s Blues) Pete Kelly being a Jazz musician. It was not clear who the funeral was of or for but it was Not the Title Character! The slow trot was ( walkling with Jesus) and the Saints was the return march, at all speed! It is odd but a number of movies open with funerals and sometimes the victim is obscure or unknown and does not relate to the plot- this case is closed! pun intended.

What does a funeral home do to your body when you will be cremated?

Cremation is the process of reducing the body to ashes and bonefragments through the use of intense heat. Typically, they will remove anything that won't burn properly orwhich will cause problems. So if you have silicone implants orcertain medical devices, they would remove those. Then they mightput you inside a cardboard box. Then they turn on the incineratorand push the box containing the body into the incinerator. Thenafter the incinerator cools, they scoop out what didn't burn,typically the bones, along with some of the ashes (which might evenbelong to others), grind it up, and put it in an urn.

Who is the person who says everything at a funeral?

The person will be someone with religious authority, encompassing a wide range of qualified people, often depending on the particular deceased and their respective wishes. Some may have their last rites dedicated by the local vicar, others by an influential bishop. It is always someone of religious significance, never some Joe Bloggs on the street corner.

What is the person called that gives eulogies at a funeral?

This depends on the faith of the service. In a Catholic service, it is not appropriate for someone to provide an Eulogy within the context of the Holy service, but instead afterwards. The individual is 'eulogising' their friend or family member. The word eulogise actually means to 'bless' someone. Occasionally used is the word Encomium - which means to praise someone. In either case the speaker may be addressed as just that: Speaker. Alternatively, it could be listed as 'Contributor,' or presenter. It's even possible to use the word 'orator.' An orator is expected to be able to change the atmosphere or mood of the people. Therefore, the word may apply, dependent upon the presenter's oratorical talents.

How can a funeral home cremate your son without notifying you first?

By law, the funeral director takes their instruction from the contractor for the service, or in other words, the individual who has ordered the elements of the service provided. In many cases, where parents are divorced, yet both hold full parental rights, the Funeral Director may accept instruction from either party. However, this would require that the individuals requesting or mandating services become liable for the funeral debt. Sadly, when a child has grown and perhaps has not stayed in contact with both parents, the parent who is notified or present at the death, becomes the de facto principle for arranging the service. Common courtesy would dictate that the spouse arranging the funeral should contact the other parent to discuss funeral arrangements, who would be paying for the services ordered, and any particular elements within the service. It's a sad fact, however, that spouses and even siblings have been known to arrange funerals, including the cremation or burial of a parent and deliberately not telling one or more siblings. Sometimes this is in some way connected to the deceased's assets. At other times, it has to do with a passive-aggressive attempt to psychologically punish a family member. Some documented excuses have been when a spouse works for a national company, such as the Gas Board, Electricity Board, Telephone Company, or an airline, etc. The passive-aggressive individual asserts that they tried to phone many times, but were left holding for an infinite amount of time and sent through a maze of calling options, then being disconnected. So, the 'PA' claims, they sent a written note to the company....as they weren't exactly certain what the department was in which you worked. Courts have had little recourse but to express their disgust, but indicate there is no way to prove a deliberate malicious act. It may also be that the person paying for the funeral was simply incapable of paying the outrageous fees funeral services charge for a 'hole-in-the-ground' and the highly dubious requirements for ancillary services, such as a vault, etc. Try not to focus your anger on the Funeral Director; they will have acted in strict accordance with the principle's instructions. If the principle disagrees and claims they had no intention to have the deceased cremated, then most probably there are grounds for litigation and should be pursued forthwith.

Why is a funeral called a funeral?

The word Funeral evolved from the Latin word 'funus,'. It was almost a catch-all term which included the corpse and the rites associated with the death. In the 15th Century, the French used the word funérailles as further defining the rites associated with death.

What form is required in Scotland before a person can be cremated?

In Scotland when a person dies their death should be registered with the registrar of Births and Deaths. They will issue an Order of Burial or cremation which is a green form. This can then be given to the Funeral Director or sent to the Crematorium. The statutory forms for cremation are numbered 1-10 and these can be obtained from either the funeral director or crematorium. Form 1 - application for cremation to be filled in by next of kin. Form 4 - completed by the doctor looking after deceased and completed the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. Form 5 - completed by a doctor not looking after deceased. There is a fee charged for these. Form 6 - certificate issued by the coroner if there has been a post mortem. Form 10- authorisation of the cremation by an independent doctor at the crematorium. In Scotland for a cremation the Certificate of Registration of Death, issued by the Registrar will also need to be provided. In addition to the application for cremation and two cremation certificates signed by two doctors as above a third crematorium certificate is required signed by the medical referee at the crematorium.

Do most funeral homes perform cremations?

Funeral homes perform cremations depending on the situation. Some places may allow this others may not. However the overall practice of it hasn't completely disappeared.