Urn Selection And The Planning Of A Symbolic Cremation Service


If your great aunt battled a terminal illness and eventually succumbed to the disease, you will need to prepare a cremation service in her honor, if she made it clear that she wanted to be cremated and have some of her ashes poured into a natural body of water. You and your loved ones may be concerned about who will have access to your loved one's ashes. If designating one person as the owner of the urn may cause conflict, order a larger urn and some smaller ones that your close relatives can keep as mementos.

Follow The Plans That You Were Given

Try to adhere to your great aunt's wishes, to the best of your ability. If your relative merely mentioned cremation but did not specify the urn type or inscription that would be added, receive help with selecting an urn. The owner of the business that designs urns will show you many features and actual urns that you can select from. Have your loved one's name engraved along the urn's exterior and request that her photo or name and date of birth and death are etched into the metal surface.

The smaller urns that will be used as mementos may not be large enough to support several inscriptions. Choose a uniform urn style and request that a basic engraving is added to each of the smaller urns. 

Collaborate With The Surviving Family Members

One person should be involved in setting up the cremation services, but all of the surviving family members can give their input, concerning musical selections that will be played or floral displays that will be set up in the chapel or funeral home where the ceremony will be conducted. After the ceremony has ended, invite your relatives to join you in spreading your great aunt's ashes.

Head to the body of water that your loved one chose and find a tranquil spot to perform the ash spreading ritual. Form a circle with your family members and ask everyone to join hands and bow their heads. Recite a prayer and give a brief speech about the recently-deceased. Afterward, remove the top of the urn and begin pouring the ashes into the water.

Pass the urn to another family member and request that they dump some of the ashes into the water. Continue with this process until everyone has had an opportunity to contribute to the spreading of the ashes. Hand one of the smaller urns to each of your family members, prior to parting ways and going home.


31 January 2020

Saying Goodbye With Grace

Unfortunately, death is an inevitable part of life. Everyone knows this, but the knowledge does not make it easier to handle the passing of a loved one. A good funeral home understands what you are going through and takes steps to make this challenging time easier on you and your family members. From leading a memorial service to hosting a viewing, funeral homes can help you say goodbye with grace. If you would like to learn more about funeral homes and the services they offer, check out the articles on this website. We think you will find them informative and helpful in the most caring of ways.