Editor's Viewpoint: Budget cremations offer alternative way to mourn
Nothing in life - or death - remains the same forever. For now a budget mourner-free cremation service has been launched in Northern Ireland. Offering a projected saving of 60% on a traditional funeral the new service takes away the body of the deceased and returns the ashes to the grieving family who then can determine how they want to remember their loved one.
It is not so long ago that people hardly considered cremations at all, and many will baulk at the idea of not turning up at the final committal of a loved one. However businesses, even undertakers, don't run on sentiment and there must be a demand for the new service.
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