The death of a loved one is undoubtedly one of the hardest experiences, but the grieving process can be aided by a fitting send off for that special family member or friend. A touchingly prepared funeral or cremation service can be the ideal way to memorialise your dearly departed. Following a cremation, the funeral director will ask you what you’d like to be done with the ashes once the service is over, and you may want to scatter them in a location of significance.
Read on to discover some of the meaningful and unique ways that you can memorialise a loved one by scattering their ashes in a specific location.
At The Beach
Most beaches in the UK are accessible to the public, and can be the ideal location to scatter the ashes of a loved one if they had a love of the great outdoors. As well as being a family holiday favourite where memories are often made, beach locations represent freedom, passion, and love. With most beaches qualifying as public property, they are an ideal place to scatter ashes. Whether your family seeks a private moment during this process or you would rather host a large memorial to scatter with others, the beach has long been a suitable location to do so.
A Place They Always Wanted To Visit
A loving way to memorialise your loved one is by scattering their ashes somewhere of significance that they always wanted to visit. While we don’t always have the chance to accomplish everything on our bucket list, visiting a desired location can suitably honour the legacy of a departed family member. It may even feel like you’re granting the final wish of a loved one in the process.
Rivers, Lakes Or The Ocean
Alongside the ocean, rivers and lakes have become a popular place for scattering the ashes of cherished loved ones. Unlike a sea burial, you will not need a licence or permission to do this, but it is still important to check with the environmental agency that the water is not near an extraction point. Releasing ashes into a river, lake or the ocean is ideal to commemorate anyone who was an adventurous free spirit.
For those special family members or friends who enjoyed their home comforts or a particular love of nature, releasing ashes into the garden may be a preferable option. You may want to place memorial stones or other objects of significance around the garden as a fitting tribute, with gravestones and memorial plaques available from Callum Robertson Funeral Directors in hardwood or cast bronze.
If you have lost someone you care for, it’s best to get in touch with us as soon as you can and together we can work out the funeral arrangements. Our meetings can take place in the comfort of your own home or at one of our funeral homes in Kirkcaldy or Dunfermline. For a competitive price, you can benefit from our experience, knowledge and attention to detail, helping you to make informed decisions about the funeral. Contact us today to find out more about funeral plans, funeral homes and coffin prices.