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Is there a Hindu Celebrant out there?

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hindu celrants for funeral

This is sort of an appeal. I would dearly love to know if there are any Hindu Celebrants out there. As most of us in the field of work know there has been a large rise is the number of celebrants out there, for those not in the know – celebrants are people that guide […]

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Does the act scattering ashes release the soul?

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Soul ashes

I don’t tend to write about spiritual matters very often, mainly because I don’t feel qualified. However, a phone call from a customer the other day got me thinking, the conversation went something like this: Are you still operating boats for scattering through COVID-19? Yes, but with reduced number of attendees. Is it true the […]

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Used Tupperware – Now that is a conundrum?

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Ashes in Tupperware

Ashes dilemmas pop up in every walk of life. I have just finished Richard Osman’s best seller – The Thursday Murder Club about a group of septuagenarians living in a retirement village, who are engaged upon solving a crime that is in their vicinity. A brilliant novel, twists and turns with the most excellent characterisation. […]

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Veteran’s Ashes Parachuted in for a final farewell

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Arnhem parachute ashes scattered

Remembrance Sunday Remembrance Sunday is an important time of reflection. It has been 101 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the ‘Great’ War, 75 years since D-Day and this year also saw the 75th anniversary of the ill-fated operation Market Garden, the offensive to capture strategic bridges in the Netherlands, that […]

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Woman sunbathes in the middle of a Scattering Ashes Ceremony

This image surprised and saddened me. It appeared on the website Reddit and it shows a woman sunbathing in the middle of an ash scattering ceremony. The story comes from Hungary, the son had started to clear a space of debris etc in preparation for the ashes ceremony early that morning, as it was his […]

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Myth busting at Tesside Crematoria

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First and foremost I must apologise for plagiarism, not something I tend to do, but this really couldn’t be improved upon.  The main reason I reproduce like this on occasion is so that good stuff like this does not get lost in the morass that is the web. So I hope I can be forgiven […]

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How to honour a friend: flush him down the loo

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ashes down the loo

Okay, so that might not be the first thing you think when considering the options for the ashes of a lifelong friend. However, that is what Thomas McDonald decided to do to honour his friend. Any old toilets, you might be thinking? No, specifically those of baseball grounds in the US. Why? Well, firstly Mr […]

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