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Burial

This page, and the one on cremation, may be especially difficult for you, yet deciding between burial and cremation is one of the first choices you must make. 

It's your decision

Disposition is the term used by the funeral professionals to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains.

Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each.

Whichever choice you make, the body will eventually return to its natural elements.

Burial Choices

If the body is buried...
1. It can be interred (earth burial).
2. It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial).

Why people choose burial

Although there is a slight trend moving toward cremation, the majority of North Americans still choose to bury their dead and to be buried themselves. Here are some reasons you might choose burial.

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