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The cremation will normally follow immediately after the service. A crematorium technician carefully checks the nameplate on the coffin before cremation takes place. The coffin is placed in the cremator in exactly the same condition as it was received. The body and the coffin are then cremated. Any metals used in the construction of the coffin or medical implants are extracted from the cremated remains. If the body is cremated with jewellery, the temperature is such that it is no longer recognisable or retrievable. Any metallic material remaining will be buried in the crematorium grounds.
The cremated remains may be laid to rest by being strewn within in the Gardens of Remembrance at the Crematorium, or placed within the columbarium room or in a garden niche, if this is chosen, or removed for resting elsewhere.
To enable the bereaved to make an unhurried decision, the cremated remains may be left in temporary deposit for a period of up to two months free of charge, or for a longer period, on payment of a small monthly sum.
For those who choose to remove the cremated remains a container, for transportation purposes only, is supplied free of charge. Alternatively, a wooden casket or suitable container may be supplied by the funeral director or family.