Funerals / Memorials

In Loving Memory

Funerals are looked upon as a sad occasion mourning the passing of a loved one, instead of celebrating the life of their loved one.

A funeral ceremony can help family and friends accept that a loved one has passed on and to cherish thier memory there after.

A celebrant spends some hours with the family to establish information about the life of their loved one by talking to different family members and aquiring different life stories of the persons life experience and events to creating a meaningfull ceremony.

The eulogy has to be organized and presented well, so checking with the family to make sure that the information and format is what they expect.

Funeral ceremonies can serve as meaningfull points of departure and acceptance.

Memorabilia are often displayed during the ceremony they are certain objects that are connected to or remind the family of past events of thier loved one.

A symbol is usualy requested by the person in the event of passing or by their family on the initial organising of the ceremony.

Types Of Symbols And Memorabilia Used.

 Photo’s
 Favourite Token
 Music
 Flower
 Candles
 Theme
 Video

These memorable symbols are a part of their loved one and is displayed during the funeral as a comfort of rememberence

Scattering Of Ashes:

Would a loved ones wishes be to have thier scattering of ashes at sea or under a rose bush, it is a wonderfull idea to celebrate thier life. Casting ashes or scattering ashes.

Casting or scattering ashes is what most people think of when they think of scattering: throwing the ashes into the wind.

Casting ashes can be done in nearly any location.

At a casting or scattering, one person can be responsible for scattering the ashes, or everyone present can have a portion of ashes that they scatter.

Trenching can also take place on a beach.

You can dig a shallow trench in the sand near the water’s edge and fill the trench with the cremated remains.

You can leave the ashes uncovered in the trench, or you can cover them with sand.

As the tide comes in, the ashes will be swept out to sea.

If you’re thinking about trenching ashes on the beach, you might want to check the tidal schedule to make sure that you’re at the beach when the tide is coming in. (If the tide is going out, the water will not come up to reach the trench.)

Raking Ashes

Raking ashes is the process of scattering ashes in a garden or in the soil and then using a rake (such as a garden rake) to incorporate the cremated remains into the earth.

Raking can be done in a garden at your home, at a meaningful spot or on a meaningful piece of land, or in another location.

At a raking, one person can be responsible for raking the ashes, or everyone present can take turns raking the ashes into the soil.

If you’re thinking about raking ashes in a public place, such as in a park, make sure that you have the legal right to do so in that place.

Scattering over water

Ashes can be scattered over water in a number of ways.

You can scatter ashes over a river, a lake, a pond, or the ocean.

If you’ll be scattering the ashes over a large body of water, you might want to take a boat out onto the water and scatter the ashes from the boat.

If you don’t own a boat or have access to a boat, there are many companies that can either rent you a boat or can scatter the ashes over water on your behalf.

You can scatter the ashes over water as you would when casting or scattering ashes over land, by simply tossing the ashes over the water.

If you’re thinking about doing this, be aware of the direction of the wind; make sure that the wind is blowing away from the boat and anyone on the boat.

You can also scatter ashes over water using a water-soluble “scattering urn.”

With a water-soluble scattering urn, the cremated remains are placed in the urn and then the urn is dropped in the water, where it will dissolve, leaving the ashes in the water.

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, Id walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Author unknown
May you find comfort in the arms of an angel.Author unknown