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Having An Open Casket Before Cremation

Published: March 14, 2022
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel

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When a family member passes on, you might want to find a cremation provider in Tacoma, WA that can help you to get the right option in place for your loved one. While cremation has been around for thousands of years, it still feels like a new, non-traditional way to go for some people. If you want cremation for your loved one, but you feel that having a funeral and visitation first would benefit your family, considering an open casket might be a good idea as well. Here are some of things that open casket can do for your family, and for you. 

Closure For Everyone Involved

If you cremate your loved one first, no one but perhaps you and a select few, may be able to see them before they are processed and turned into an ash-like form. When you have a visitation and open casket funeral first, your family members, friends, and the community as a whole has a chance of seeing your loved one in a casket. That can help everyone to recognize that the person is gone and not coming back. It’s a hard thing to say, but getting that closure can help you and everyone else, a chance to get it. It can help with the grieving process and with moving on in general. 

Allow Words Of Goodbye

Not everyone has had the chance to say goodbye to your loved one before you have their final services. If you have a memorial service, some people may feel like that is enough for them to say that goodbye. But with an open casket, people get to speak right to your loved one and say whatever they feel needs to be said in order to move forward. 


If you are going to have a visitation and/or funeral home service before your loved one is cremated, that will come with certain expectations. People often expect to see the person in their casket and they might be relying on that in order to get through the grieving process and the services themselves. 

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Comfort In Their Care

Seeing a loved one in a casket is hard, but it can also give you and others comfort. You will see that your loved one has been well cared for and that they are resting comfortably. That can give you peace of mind as you move forward with their cremation and other services you might have in mind. 

There are many details to consider if you want to go with a full funeral, visitation, and them cremation service. The cremation provider in Tacoma, WA you choose can help you to figure out what you want to do and how to get everything in order at the same time. The professionals at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel are compassionate and supportive. They understand you are going through a hard time and they want to honor your loved one in whatever way you see fit. Figuring that out can take a little time, but you will have the information you need.

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