Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

By: Ian Elliott
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

For those who opt for cremation, finding a final resting place for these ashes can be a huge decision that is often riddled with obstacles. Why? There are several things that must be met in order to ensure that you are putting these ashes into a location that is going to be legal, one that the family agrees on and one that the deceased loved one would be happy with.

The Legal Side

There is a legal side that you have to worry about when you are finding a resting place after cremating a loved one. Many cemeteries will not allow these ashes to be spread in a certain area. For those who have a loved one that wanted to be cremated and their ashes spread around the ocean, you have to find out if this is allowed as well. The legal issues must be one of the first issues that you take into consideration before finding the final resting place of ashes.

Your Wishes and the Deceased Wishes

Where did the deceased want to have their ashes rest? Where do you wish to place these ashes? This is something that you have to take into consideration as well. Most people want to uphold the wishes of the deceased, no matter what these are, unless they are personally offended by the choice.

It is not uncommon for loved ones to keep the cremation ashes in an urn for a while before deciding on a final resting place, which is fine. This can give you more time to decide on what you want to do. Other people prefer to divide the ashes among those loved ones that are still alive so that everyone can have a part of that person. The choice is up to you.

Here at Arbutus Funeral Services, we can help you with options for a final resting place after a cremation that will allow you to have choices that everyone can be happy with.

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