Direct cremation can be a good option for some people, depending on their personal preferences and circumstances.

Direct cremation is where the deceased is collected form the place of death and then cremated at a time to suit the funeral director and/or crematorium, without a funeral service or viewing in a Chapel of Rest beforehand. There is generally no attendance of mourners which can significantly reduce the cost of funeral arrangements.

Direct cremation can be a good idea if you are looking for a more affordable option or if you prefer a simple, no-frills approach to funeral arrangements. Often the family and relatives will meet at a later date to celebrate the life of the deceased in a restaurant, bar or maybe in a favourite location for a picnic where they will remember the deceased.

However, it’s important to note that direct cremation may not be suitable for everyone. For some people, having a funeral or viewing beforehand can be an important part of the grieving process, and skipping these important steps could make it more difficult to come to terms with the loss. It’s also worth considering the preferences of any family members or loved ones who may be involved in the funeral arrangements.

Overall, whether or not direct cremation is a good idea depends on your individual circumstances and preferences. It’s a good idea to speak with a funeral director at Rowland Brothers to learn more about the options available to you and to make an informed decision based on your needs.

Rowland Brothers are funeral directors in Croydon that have helped bereaved families in Croydon and South London since 1873. Still very much a family firm, we’re proud to serve clients from every religious denomination and ethnic group. We have worked closely with many families in the Croydon community helping them through the most difficult time in our lives and our 150-year connection with the area makes us an active member of the community.