FAQs

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Do I need to plan my own funeral

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Thinking about your own funeral is never an easy thing to do but planning ahead can bring real peace of mind and financial security. You can rest assured that your personal funeral wishes will be granted and your plan will fix the funeral costs. You can also make a contribution to third party costs or a charitable foundation. A funeral plan is a straightforward way to ease the financial and emotional burden on your family. Once you’ve set up your plan, you can get on with your life knowing that everything’s been taken care of.

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What should I do if a relative dies in Hospital

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If a relative who has been a hospital in-patient dies, the doctors who have been treating the deceased will usually be able to issue the Death Certificate stating the cause of death. Ask the hospital staff or doctor you will need them to accomplish the Death Certificate, or inform you the availability of the Death Certificate as this will be used for securing the necessary permits prior to the burial or cremation.

Contact us anytime, anywhere at 825-9949 to 52. Our website : www.pazsucat.com.ph

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What should I do if a relative dies at home

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When a death which has been expected occurs at home or at a nursing home, the doctor who has been treating the deceased should be contacted. Provided the deceased has seen the doctor during his/her final illness, the doctor will either attend to confirm that death has occurred by signing on the Death Certificate.

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Is cremation a substitute for a funeral

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No, cremation is an alternative to earth burial or entombment for the body's final disposition and often follows a traditional funeral service. We can assist you with the necessary information for a funeral with a cremation following or a memorial service.

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What is the purpose of embalming

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Embalming sanitizes and preserves the body, retards the decomposition process, and enhances the appearance of a body disfigured by traumatic death or illness. It makes it possible to lengthen the time between death and the final disposition, thus allowing family members adequate time to arrange and participate in the type of service most comforting to them. Embalming the body enables mourners to view the deceased if they wish. The emotional benefits of viewing the deceased are enormous, particularly to those having difficulty dealing with the death.

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What should I do if a death occurs while away from home

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Our Service director can assist you if a death occurs anywhere on the globe. Contact the funeral establishment of your choice near you. They will assume responsibility and coordinate the arrangements for the repatriation of the deceased person to us here in PAZ SUCAT.

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What should I do if the death occurs in the middle of the night or on the weekend

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We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24/7). All you need to do is place a call to us at (632) 825-9949 to 52. Our professional staff will inform you on what to do and help you decide on a befitting service.

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What do our service directors do

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Service directors are both caregivers and administrators. In their administrative duties, they make the arrangements for transportation of the body, complete all necessary paperwork, and implement the choices made by the family regarding the funeral and final disposition of the body. As caregivers, service directors are listeners, advisors and supporters. They have experience assisting the bereaved in coping with death.

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Why do we need an obituary notice

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It is helpful to relatives, friends and the community to have an obituary notice published announcing the death. A notice can be placed in a local newspaper, or on the Internet. These will reach faraway relatives and friends here and abroad. Just like sending invitations for an important event in one’s life, funeral is essentially a very important event in one’s life, and having people share and say their goodbye and farewell is part of the celebration and to the healing process, as well.

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Why should we have a public viewing

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There are many reasons to view the deceased. It is part of many cultural and ethnic traditions, and many grief specialists believe that viewing aids the grief process, by helping the bereaved recognize the reality of death. Viewing is even encouraged for children, as long as it is their desire to do so, and the process is explained well.

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Can I personalize my funeral service

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Absolutely, in fact, we recommend it. After all, the funeral is a celebration of life. Our professional Service Directors will discuss options and ensure your funeral is tailored to your wishes. It may be personalized in many unique ways.

Contact us at (632) 825-9949 to 52 to explore the possibilities.

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In what kind of container are the cremated remains placed

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The cremated remains are placed in a container commonly called “Urn.”
PAZ SUCAT has a large selection of Urn from marble to imported handcrafted metal.

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What do the cremated remains look like

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Cremated remains resemble coarse sand and are whitish to light grey in color. The remains of an average size adult usually weigh between four to eight pounds of cremated remains.

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How long does the actual cremation take

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It depends on the weight of the individual, cremation takes between 2-3 hours.

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What is cremation

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Cremation is the process of reducing human bone to bone fragment using high heat and flame.

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What type of service should I have

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The type of service varies according to the wishes of the family or upon the last wishes of the decedent. More often the wake is held in a mortuary chapel or viewing is held outside of the mortuary which maybe in the residence, public or barangay hall, place of worship, or a at place nearer and significant to the people close to the decedent.

Burial or cremation, we will help you decide for a memorable tribute.

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What is appropriate to wear to a wake

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It is best to hedge toward formal wear if the dress code for a wake is not known. Jewelry worn to a funeral or wake should always be subdued. Shoes should always be close-toed and sandals are never acceptable attire. In general, clothing for a wake should be muted, respectable and unlikely to draw any attention.

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What flowers represent death

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Pink carnations stand for remembrance of the deceased. White carnations symbolize untainted love and innocence. Funeral attendees may often spot mums in flower arrangements for funeral services. Chrysanthemums, also known as mums, carry several cultural meanings surrounding the death of a loved one.

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What is Burial or Interment

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Is the traditional practice of burying the remains of the faithful departed into the ground commonly known as interment. This is usually accomplished by unearthing ground in the memorial park or burial ground, interring the casketed remains, and covering it over and placing a stone marker usually made of marble.

Manila Memorial Park can answer your queries regarding memorial lot/lawn/estate. Their website is www.manilamemorial.com

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Why do you send flowers to a funeral

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We send funeral flowers to express something that is hard to put into words. We do it to convey sympathy, love and respect. We do it because of sentiment and connection. We send flowers because they add warmth to the environment while it generally beautifies and lightens up the viewing place as it also reflects a sign of support and sharing the burden of grief.

You may order flowers online.

 

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What is a Funeral ?

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Funeral allows facing openly and realistically that a death occurred. It is a ceremony that provides an opportunity for the survivors and other people to share their deepest thoughts and feelings and to express their love, respect and grief. Through the funeral, the bereaved take that first step towards emotional adjustment to their loss and through the healing process. The grief process begins with us at PAZ SUCAT, as we offer dignified and befitting service, we allow the family to give and receive emotional support and find mutual strength, as we make it less burdensome already means a lot for anyone who have loss someone.

Through the years funeral has changed, and we at PAZ SUCAT recognize that families today are seeking to say their last farewell and goodbye to loved ones in a more unique and different way, a celebration of life.