You have had a funeral and done the cremation and have now received your loved one’s earthly remains back from the funeral home. Now what? You have a few pounds of cremains to either place on your fireplace mantel or to keep in the closet.
We are big proponents of setting your loved one free! We do not think that the departed really wished to be on your mantel and certainly not in the closet. We do think they would enjoy being released and sent on their way with warm feelings from the family.
The best way, we know, to do this is an ash scattering at sea, using a leading San Diego burial service. Below are five reasons why you should consider a sea burial – ash scattering – for your loved one;
1. Wonderful Experience – Ash Scattering at Sea
Being on the water with family around to release the loved ones cremains is truly a wonderful experience. We have done hundreds of these over the past few years and those in attendance always derive peace and comfort from the experience. Just read our reviews to see how families feel about the ash scattering at sea experience for their loved one. The whole expereince is especially appropriate for veteran funerals if they had a connection with the sea during their period of service. Military honors is often arranged for them.
2. Ash Scattering at Sea – Celebration of Life
It breaths life back into all those attending, and initiates the healing process. This is especially important when the passing has been recent. The deceased would want the family to get on with their lives – life is short – enjoy it! In the words of Wayne Dyer “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.“
3. Ash Scattering at Sea is Less Expensive
Sea burial is far less expensive than an in ground burial. No land is required and no urn is required. Some families may decide to use a bio-degradable urn, and these are relatively inexpensive. These urns, which come in a variety of materials, degrade in the environment very quickly allowing the cremains are released back to nature.
4. Alway Fun to Get on the Water
It is always fun to get out on the water. It can even become an annual event to revisit the exact location of the scattering. The captain will provide the family with the exact GPS co-ordinations of the scattering, making a return to the exact same location easy. We will also provide the family with a memorial certificate which can include a picture of the deseased.
5. See Sea Life – Life Continues
This is a very important part of all the burial at sea trips we do. On our way back to the dock, we swing by to visit with the sea-lions, cormorants and other wildlife that live around San Diego Bay. Often we see dolphins and sometime even a whale. This is a totally different experience than being at a cemetery and certainly much more uplifting.
San Diego has the perfect climate for taking advantage of the ash scattering at sea opportunity with the ability to do burial services year round. Even after doing sea burials for several years, we have not (as yet) had to cancel because of bad weather. Alter all – this is San Diego!
Please contact us for more information and to schedule the releasing of your loved one to the ocean. As well, please remember that we also perform cremation though our company Funerals Your Way (FD: 2188) – a licensed California funeral home.