Many people wonder what they should do with the Funeral ashes which are left after a body is cremated.

  • Some choose to put them in an urn or special box and display them
  • Others bury them in a cemetery burial ground just like they would a coffin
  • Some choose to scatter them in a place that was special to the deceased
  • Some choose to divide them up amongst several family members. 

So what can you do with Funeral Ashes? - Funeral Ashes

There are so many things that can be done with the Funeral ashes and again, there is no right or wrong answer. Do what feels right to you and your situation. There is no rush to figure out what to do with them and ultimately it’s a very personal decision.

Some have suggested that you don’t make any decisions regarding what to do with them for at least a year. It can be hard to think clearly or know exactly what you want because tensions are high and grief can cloud your judgement. Chances are, if you wait until a later date to make that decision, you will have a better idea ultimately of what you want to do. Here are some famous examples of what some people chose to do (we don’t necessarily recommend these ideas). Just illustrating the fact that the decision about what to do with a loved ones ashes varies vastly from person to person and is a very personal thing.

  1. Rolling Stone Keith Richard snorted some of his father’s ashes. 
  2. A distinguished pathologist, Derek Roskell, wants his ashes be scattered over Tony Blair.
  3. Denise Moon took the ashes of her late partner to court to prove that she was not evading council tax.
  4. Patsy Kensit slept beside her mother’s ashes for years.
  5. Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, was shot into space.

There are so many ways we can show love and respect for our loved ones.  We will usually all take a different approach because we are all different and we deal with things in our own way. Others may or may not agree with your decision but they don’t have to. It’s personal to you. Whatever you do, make a ceremony of it. Do something that will be special to you and will bring you fond memories and joy later on in life when you think back to that occasion.