When the coffin is received in the “committal room”, the name plate is checked with the crematorium identity card. This card is then kept throughout the entire cremation process until the final recovery and dispersal of the remains. Without exception, the coffin is placed into the cremator exactly as received in the chapel. The method of dispersal of the cremated remains is entirely the choice of the bereaved relatives.
Options that are available can be discussed with the funeral director or by contacting bereavement services directly prior to the service.
Cremation has become the preferred method of disposal in Great Britain. Approximately 78 per cent of all recorded deaths are now followed by cremation.