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Burial, cremation or repatriation?
I am thinking about burial.
Traditionally, many people feel that a burial is a fitting way to lay a loved one to rest, and some cultures and faiths strictly require burial.
A burial will require a burial site, usually in a community cemetery. A burial site can accommodate as many as three people at different levels. Most cemetery leases have a fixed term which is determined by the nature of the location and the cemetery chosen. The usual lengths of leases are 25, 50 or 99 years.
Once a lease term has commenced, it is possible at any time to extend or ‘top up’ a lease to the maximum term allowed.
For further information on the lease terms, please contact us or the relevant cemetery authority.
Some reasons people choose burial:
- Cultural tradition
- Religious tradition
- Family tradition
- It can be a source of comfort to some people to be able to return and care for the place where they have laid their loved one's remains
- A place for a permanent memorial to be erected
- Grieving can be facilitated as a burial service can heighten awareness of the reality of death.