Cremation FAQs

Your questions answered

Cremation is a contemporary disposition, and therefore there still are many questions to be answered. Here are some questions that Brunswick Memorial Home’s Care Team commonly answer to give you insight on the cremation process.


How long is cremation process?

The cremation process depends on the size of the individual and the container used; approximately 2 to 4 hours.

What is the temperature of the cremation chamber?

The temperature reaches between 1400 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is a casket required for cremation?

No. A casket is not required for a cremation. However, the crematories in our area require that the body be in a suitable container, which is cremated with the deceased.

What do I do with the cremated remains?

You may choose to keep the cremated remains in your possession, scatter them where allowed, or bury them in a cemetery or place in a mausoleum. You can keep a portion of the remains as a remembrance in a small urn or in a keepsake. We can discuss all your options with you.

How much do cremated remains weigh?

Usually 4 to 5 pounds not including the urn.

What size of urn is necessary for cremated remains?

The size of an adult urn we recommend is 200 cubic inches or approximately the size of a 10 inch cube. Larger sizes are available when required.

Do all religions allow cremation?

Cremation is accepted by many religions. If you are uncertain whether cremation is favorable within a specific religion, contact us for help.

Can I plan my cremation in advance?

Yes. Planning ahead the details and payment of your cremation can be done with our help, at your convenience.