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An Updated Look at Cremation in the United States

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Funeral Options Can Include Collecting the DNA of the Deceased

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Traditional Funerals Decline in Ontario
cremation vs. traditional burial

A changing public attitude toward end-of-life ceremonies is at work transforming Ontario’s funeral industry. Funeral homes in Ontario have observed a noticeable decline in requests for “traditional” funerals over the last generation.

A traditional funeral usually involves two days of visitation followed by interment in a cemetery. However, alternatives to these traditional funerals are on the rise. Some consumers are looking for low-cost options, including cremation. In Ontario, cremation has replaced burial as the most common choice. Others are opting for ceremonies that are less religious-centered, and focus more on a remembrance and celebration of the life of the deceased.

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