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Cremation and Urns

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The practice of cremation dates back to ancient times. Today it is more common in western Europe and Japan then in the United States and Canada. However, the number of people in the U.S. and Canada selecting cremation as the form of final disposition had risen significantly during the past few years.

Since you're thinking about cremation, you may want to know more about the process and the many services available to you. It is simply the process of reducing the body to bone fragments through the application of intense heat. Over a period of two to three hours the body is transformed to a state of small skeletal fragments, not fine ash as some people believe. The cremated remains of an average adult weigh from three to seven pounds. They are generally placed in a small cardboard box or other temporary container by the crematory until the decision as to final disposition of the cremated remains is decided.

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