What is Direct Cremation?
Direct Cremation, is literally what the name says. It means that the deceased is removed from the place of death and taken to the crematorium.
After the cremation, the ashes are returned to the family and they can in time decide what they would like to do with the cremains. There are many options available to the family, maybe when the entire family meet again, they could have a service or mass. Maybe the ashes will be buried privately in a family plot or scattered in the deceased favourite place.
Direct Cremation is a very affordable option for some families that have no desire to have the traditional wakes, services or the expense of these. It will suit those that have no great attachment to religion or religious services of any denomination. And it may also suit if a grieving family may want to avoid the emotional trauma of having a full funeral service but can still have a service at a later date.
When Direct Cremation is chosen we use a simple wooden coffin, we will help with the crematorium application forms and pay whatever fees to the doctor or coroner. The deceased will at all times be treated with the same quality of care as they would for a traditional funeral.
It must be pointed out that, with Direct Cremation, there will be no embalming, viewing of the deceased, funeral mass or service and the funeral director will transport the deceased to the crematorium at a time which will probably be out of hours.
Typically with Direct Cremation, the cremation can be carried out faster than a traditional funeral. When we quote for a Direct Cremation, the price would be for the removal from a hospital or hospice. A wooden coffin will be used and the price would include the coroner or doctor’s fees and the cremation fees. The cremains will be returned in a timber urn.
At Brennan Funeral Directors we strive to provide an affordable but caring cremation for any family in Ireland. With Direct Cremation we will always maintain our compassion for the grieving family, our quality care for the deceased but we will eliminate the huge burden of costs associated with the traditional funeral imposed by some funeral homes.
Here in Brennan Funeral Directors we aim to provide a first class service at all times and our Direct Cremation costs €2000. This price will cover funeral directors fees, timber coffin, transport from hospital/hospice mortuary, transport to crematorium, cremations fees, doctor/coroner fees, and timber urn. (Circumstances where additional costs may occur is if the deceased has passed away in a private residence/nursing home or when a larger coffin is required, a standard coffin is 6’3” x 24”. In both instances there is a charge of €350.00).
Feel free to email us Or telephone me on 0872644509 to discuss your needs / wishes and your call or email will be dealt with and treated confidentially and with the upmost privacy.