Glossary - Cremains

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Cremains

The word cremains refers to the cremated remains of a decedent. In cremation, the body of a decedent is burned and the ashes, referred to as cremains, are returned to the family. Depending on the wishes of the deceased, cremains may be kept in an urn in a home, placed in an urn in a memorial location or spread in a place that was meaningful to the deceased.