What to do with a loved one’s ashes

Your loved one’s ashes are precious

The first days and weeks after a funeral can be overwhelming.
For many people this is when the grieving begins – expect to feel a range of emotions.
Planning your loved one’s funeral kept your mind busy with practical details, and family and friends were by your side to provide constant support. After the funeral you may find yourself alone for the first time in weeks. Take care of yourself and do what you feel you need to do to get through each day. Everybody grieves differently and for different periods of time.

What to do with your loved one’s ashes

Many people don’t leave clear wishes about what they’d like done with their ashes once they’ve passed. If this is the situation for you and you aren’t sure what to do, allow yourself plenty of time to make a decision.
There are many options to consider and we outline some of them here. Do you want to place the ashes in an easily visited place? Or do you want to have the person ‘with’ you always? Consider the personality of your loved one and what would suit them – were they discreet and private or loud and unconventional? Perhaps they loved being in the natural world?

Traditional

Alternative

If you have any further questions about the practical aspects of funeral planning call us today on (03) 9449 5236