5 Things to Do with your Loved One's Ashes

By: George Darte
Thursday, July 14, 2022

If a deceased person's wishes were to be cremated, their remains would be returned to their family after the cremation was completed. The staff at George Darte Funeral Home Service has observed that many recipients of cremated remains are unsure what to do with the urns they have been given. Ultimately, this is a decision best made by each individual, and in this post, we'll go over the multiple paths you can take.

What You Can Do With The Ashes After Cremation

You can put a loved one's ashes to good use in one of five ways:

  • The ashes can be kept in an urn of your choosing and displayed with honour at home. Put it on your bedroom console table or mantle for display.
  • Put the urn in a small memorial niche, bury it in your backyard, and plant a tree or bush there. It turns into the ideal place to pay respects to a deceased family member or friend. Lighting the area with candles or other soft sources will help set the mood for remembering the departed in peace.
  • Your loved one's ashes can be interred in an urn at a columbarium. This structure was designed specifically for the storage of cremation urns. You can find one at a local church or cemetery and pay your respects.
  • You have the option to bury the urn in a cemetery, similar to what you will do with a casket. This also provides a physical location where you can go to remember the departed.
  • Ashes can also be scattered at sea, a practice is known as a "sea burial."

For additional details, don't hesitate to contact George Darte Funeral Home. One of our experts will call you shortly to answer your queries. We are here to help you preplan a funeral or plan one for a departed family member.

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