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Not allowed alongside fallen comrades…

  A French General asked for his funeral ashes to be scattered alongside those of his fallen comrades in Vietnam. General Marcel Bigeard, one of France’s most decorated soldiers, died last month, and this was his wish. However Vietnamese government has turned down a request to scatter the ashes at the site of a battle…

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Ashes into Art exhibition

  Here is an competition and exhibition in the US, sent over to me by Charles Cowling at the Good Funeral Guide, that deals exclusively with funeral urns as an art form. At first I thought now that’s a bit odd an exhibition about works of art for cremated ashes, but actually if you have a look…

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Ashes lost in the post!

A couple’s dying wish to have their ashes scattered together will never be realised after a delivery company threw away the precious cargo. Muriel and Stanley Furlong wanted their remains strewn into Liverpool’s River Mersey and in the San Francisco Bay in California, where they had lived for 20 years. Their son, Wayne Furlong, trusted…

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Gary Coleman – Diff’rent Strokes star to be scattered on a train track

The star of Different Strokes Gary Coleman is to have his ashes scattered on a train track. Why? because of his love of trains. His former wife Shannon Price said she believed it would have been his wish – and would have made him happy. Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3007238/Gary-Colemans-ashes-will-be-scattered-on-railway-lines.html#ixzz0svamXn8t I wonder if stream train operators like…

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Sir Edmund Hilary

Sir Edmund Hilary, the first westerner to climb mount Everest wanted to have half his ashes strewn on the top of the mountain. However the Buddhist lamas decided that having his cremated remains there might bring bad luck and create a precedent for similar ceremonies. So it was decided that the ashes should be interned…

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What happens to unclaimed ashes?

What happens to unclaimed ashes? What happens to unclaimed ashes? Cremation ashes left in urn on the shelf. It is not as uncommon as you might think. Sometimes families just forget to pick up the urn. A relative dies in the winter, and the grieving family wants to wait until the spring to scatter or…

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