An unattended cremation, also known as direct, is cremation without a formal ceremony at the crematorium. It can be chosen by people as an option, either because they want to keep funeral costs down or they don’t feel the need to have a formal ceremony to remember and celebrate the life of their loved one.
Other funeral directors will offer an unattended cremation option, but these often are restricted in the services that are permitted. In addition, instead of using a hearse, the deceased may be conveyed to the crematorium in a removal vehicle, which could be carrying more than one deceased.
Porteous Funeral Directors offer three unattended cremation packages which we believe offer our families greater choice, while still at a reduced cost. Regardless of how you’d like to say farewell, our team treat everyone with the same level of professionalism, integrity and care so we will always convey the deceased to the crematorium in our hearse, accompanied by uniformed staff.
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