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Final Resting Place: Burial, Cremation and Other Options

Another one of the practical aspects that must be dealt with after a death is what will happen to the remains of the person who has died. The most common choices are burial or cremation. This section provides information on choosing a final resting place as well as some of the different options being now offered.
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Options for Final Resting Places - Burial - Cremation - Space - Sea - Others
People have many options with their choices of final resting places. Direct burial and cremation are the most popular and the most traditional choices. Some are choosing more creative options to be scattered or buried at sea, to have part of their remains sent into space or made into works of art or jewelry. This article reviews these final resting places from the traditional to the creative.
What to Consider When Choosing a Funeral Provider
When considering a funeral provider, other burial or aftercare options there are many different choices to be made when deciding on the final resting place for a loved one who has died. This article offers basic background information on choosing a funeral provider or other various options.
The Funeral Rule - Providing Written Prices for Products and Services
This article offers basic background information on the Funeral Rule and the types of information you can expect from a funeral provider.
Comparing Funeral, Burial and Cremation Options
There are many different choices to be made when deciding on a funeral provider, other burial or aftercare options after a loved one has died. This list of items, summarized into a table can be helpful when comparing costs of various services offered by different providers and different types of providers.
(PDF File) Guide to Compare Funeral/Burial/Cremation Options
This PDF File "Guide to Compare Funeral/Burial/Cremation Options" is a single page table that can be used to help in organizing information when comparing costs at several funeral homes or exploring burial options. It is part of the Funeral Care and Memorial Assist forms for the Death, Dying and Bereavement site.
Deed for the Pious Transfer of His Holiness John Paul II - Rogito
The Rogito or the "Deed for the Pious Transfer of His Holiness John Paul II" is an official record of the Pope’s life and most important works of the deceased pontiff. This is the English translation of the Deed for the Pious Transfer of His Holiness John Paul II, that was read at the funeral service.
Uono's Cocooon: Award Winning Designer Coffin
The Uono Cocoon sleek design looks like a futuristic version of a coffin, reminiscent of the photon torpedo coffin used to bury Spock in Star Trek II and Star Trek III. The 2006 Grand Prize winner of the Bottom Line Design Awards was created by designer Andreas Spiegel to replace the traditional casket. This unique biodegradable inspired design seems more like a modern sculpture to display than a casket for burial or cremation.
Atlantis: City for Eternity - An Alternative Final Resting Place
The Atlantis Memorial Reef is a new alternative resting place, located off the coast of Miami, Florida. Plans for the project include a memorial garden for cremated remains, a large man-made reef, a destination for divers and explorers, and a place for commemorating mankind's accomplishments.
(PDF File) Organ and Body Donation: A Final Gift
A helpful brochure provided by the Funeral Consumers Alliance that provides useful information on both organ and body donation.
(PDF File) Cremation Explained: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
A helpful brochure provided by the Funeral Consumers Alliance that provides answers to many of the most common questions asked about cremation.
Transporting the Deceased - Crematory Containers
Information is given on transporting the Deceased in Crematory Containers from the Transport Security Administration. Passengers should transport remains in temporary or permanent "security friendly" containers made of light-weight materials such as plastic or wood. A list of funeral homes agreeing to transfer remains from a temporary container to a permanent container free of charge is provided.
Uono Cocoon Coffin
From a German startup company Uono comes the ultimate in caskets--a sleek high-design, biodegradable oval coffin. Their goal is to reinterpret the traditional coffin design. Every coffin is manufactured by hand. The Uono Cocoon Coffin was the 2006 Grand Prize winner of the Bottom Line Design Awards.
Atlantis Memorial Reef and Reef Project - A City for Eternity
Promising to be the "City for Eternity," the Atlantis Memorial Reef and Reef Project is now under development off the coast of Miami, Florida. Plans for the project include a memorial garden for cremated remains, a large man-made reef, a destination for divers and explorers, and a place for commemorating mankind's accomplishments.
Afterlife Services - Arranging for Transition to the Afterlife.
One of the "newest and most unique offerings of transition options for whatever lies beyond this world." Afterlife Services offer economical, ecological and emotionally settling opportunities for the transitioning of cremated remains. This is the company behind the Atlantic Memorial Reef and Atlantic Reef Project.
Lights Out Enterprises - Creating Meaningful Experiences to Remember
This real-life business was founded on the basis for a novel, "The Funeral Planner." The company helps people plan their own funerals, prepare unique, personalized life celebrations by designing and producing memorable celebrations that honor the recipient while alive or after the lights have gone out.
Everest: The First Nationwide Funeral Planning and Concierge Service
Demonstrating one of the new innovative approaches to funeral care, Everest is an independent consumer advocate that provides you and your family with funeral planning and concierge services to prepare for and deal with a funeral.

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