cremation of a body requires a declaration from the deceased during his
or her lifetime or a declaration from his or her relatives. The body
will be cremated in a crematory where the remains and ash are filled
into an ash-capsule. Before the cremation, the deceased will be dressed
and embedded into a coffin which will then be burned. You may choose the
clothes for the deceased yourself from the ones he or she liked to wear
during his or her lifetime or decide on funeral garments from the
funeral home’s supply.
In order to confirm the identity of the
deceased and prevent mistakes, a medical officer will perform a second
post mortem examination before the cremation and the deceased will be
‘labelled’ with his personal data.
After the cremation, the
remains are filled into the ash-capsule and a non-corroding firebrick is
added which contains the cremation number. The lid of the ash-capsule
shows the name of the crematory, the name, date of birth, date of death
and the identification number of the deceased. An ash-capsule may be interred with or without an urn.