Are Cremation Caskets Different Than Other Caskets

October 18th, 2022
Are Cremation Caskets Different Than Other Caskets

The simple answer to the question in the title of today’s blog article is “usually.” Some kind of casket is required by law in British Columbia whether you do a cremation or not. However, when a body is going to be cremated, the casket has to meet certain specifications.

Caskets for Cremation

When a body and casket are going to be cremated, the casket has to be able to break down readily with heat. That means there can be no metal trim such as is often seen on more elaborate caskets.

These caskets are also often lighter and less dense. Caskets for cremation are also often cheaper than other caskets specifically because they are lighter and less ornate. There are exceptions to this rule, however. A very simple wood casket is required by observant Jews for burial and, so, not everyone wants a very heavy and ornate casket for burial.

Casket for Burial

Caskets for burial can be as heavy and ornate as you desire. Of course, the heavier and more ornate choices are also going to be more expensive. Recently, when Queen Elizabeth died, the news reported that her casket was lined with lead and air tight.

Specifications for a casket for burial are significantly different than for cremation. So, if you are in the process of arranging for a cremation or burial, these are issues that you should discuss with your funeral director. Your budget often plays a role in the choice of casket as this choice can have a big impact on your bottom line.

If you have questions about caskets in British Columbia, or you need to arrange a cremation, please feel free to call us at Only Cremations at (604) 861-9895 in Vancouver, and we would be happy to assist you.

Only Cremations, based in Surrey, British Columbia, provides dignified and affordable cremation services. We believe every family deserves respect, reverence, and compassion. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cremation services, please call or text (604) 861-9895.


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