How long does cremation take?

When a loved one is cremated, it’s natural to have questions about the process. A common question we hear from families is, “How long does cremation take?”. Here, we explain the cremation timeline to help you understand what to expect. 

The cremation timeline

The cremation process can vary in length, depending on your loved one’s circumstances and wishes. Your Funeral Specialist will be able to answer your questions in more detail, but we can provide a general overview of what’s involved and how long things can take.

After your loved one’s ashes are returned to you, you can decide what you’d like to do with them. Many families choose to keep them close by displaying the urn in their home, while others scatter their ashes in a special place, like their favourite beach or lookout. 

At Mareena Purslowe Funerals, we support families with care, compassion and respect. If you have any questions or need more personalised advice, please get in touch.

Helping you understand cremation

Guide to cremation

Read our comprehensive guide to cremation to understand what’s involved and what you can do with your loved one's ashes.