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WHAT IS CREMATION?
The Cremation Association of North America describes cremation as, “The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments: On our ONLINE CREMATION PLANNER, where we have a detailed look at the most common, simple and affordable cremation services that we offer.
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WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ARRANGE FOR CREMATION
Once you have decided on cremation for your loved one, we need authorization from the next of kin that has legal rights to make this decision, and that is called “Right of Disposition”. The order of people that are legally qualified to make these decisions are as follows:
- The person designated in a written instrument that satisfies the provisions in section 10 and 15 of the Disposition of Remains Act and is part of the decedent’s will.
- Any person acting as executor or legal representative of the decedent’s estate and acting according to the decedent's written instructions contained in the decedent's will.
- Individual who was the spouse of the decedent at the time of the decedent's death.
- Sole competent adult child, or majority of adult children of the deceased.
TIME FRAME FOR COMPLETION OF THE CREMATION
Once we have collected the necessary vital information from family to complete the death certificate, we submit it to the Doctor to list cause of death. Doctors in Illinois have up to 7 days to complete this portion of the death certificate, it usually does not take that long, but we always advise family of that time frame. When the Doctor has completed their portion of the certificate it can be filed and certified. At this point the cremation can take place. In most cases this process only takes 2-3 days.
UNLOCKING THE HEALING POWER OF A MEMORIAL SERVICE
Dealing with the loss of a loved is never easy and some type of gathering or service is an essential part of the grieving process. When you grieve in a supportive environment with family and close friends you will find the opportunity to connect, share memories, and comfort each other during those difficult times, as you begin your journey toward healing and peace.
We encourage every family to celebrate their loved one in a special way. Each service should be a “one-of-a-kind” and reflect his or her unforgettable personality. We believe that it is important to acknowledge the uniqueness of your loved one, the individuality of their personality, and the existence of their life's path. Together, we can design the perfect memorial or funeral service for your loved one.