Cremation or burial ? What is your choice ?

JustDave

Member
My will specifies cremation, with my ashes deposited in a remote part of a specified Montana Wilderness Area.
 

rgp

Well-known Member
Location
Milford,OH
Something else I need to get into ........the aftermath of my demise. I'm thinking cremation. I have no family, wife,kids etc. I have a half sister that is seven years my senior, [pushing 80] and lives 300+ miles away. And, truth be told .... we're just not close. And my close friends [except one] are already dead, and the guy living is 18 months older than I , and a cancer survivor ...... so, who will live the longer ?

I guess my best bet is to contact an attorney & the local funeral home.

I have pretty much decided about my estate [such as it is] ... Childrens hospital(s) and rescue animals.
 
Something else I need to get into ........the aftermath of my demise. I'm thinking cremation. I have no family, wife,kids etc. I have a half sister that is seven years my senior, [pushing 80] and lives 300+ miles away. And, truth be told .... we're just not close. And my close friends [except one] are already dead, and the guy living is 18 months older than I , and a cancer survivor ...... so, who will live the longer ?

I guess my best bet is to contact an attorney & the local funeral home.

I have pretty much decided about my estate [such as it is] ... Childrens hospital(s) and rescue animals.
I strongly suggest that you search in your local area for a basic cremation service, and arrange a "pre need contract " that will fix the price at current rates, and make the process much simpler. My cremation service contract here in Toronto cost me $1,800 in total. All services are pre paid, and all my Wife has to do is call them when I die. They do everything from that point onwards, transport, cremation, vessel, death certificates. JimB.
 
I believe cremation. but I do believe it is important for there to be a memorial time so that the survivors can comfort one another and share stories and memories.
 

Feelslikefar

Member
Location
NashVegas
Since the VA treats cremation the same as burial, I'm going with cremation and a headstone
at the National Cemetery with full honors, here in Tennessee.

Part of my ashes with be taken to my favorite Surf spot on Oahu and the rest with sit in an urn
that my wife will hopefully dust every once in a while.

This is the instructions I've written down, but they can 'wing' it if need be.
I won't much care at that point...
 

Sunny

SF VIP
Location
Maryland
Cremation ashes can be buried also. They don't have to be scattered. My husband and I bought a beautiful marble cremation bench, which is hollowed out inside. The ashes are left in their container and placed inside the bench (which is enclosed), and the outside has the usual names and dates that would go on a tombstone. It's in a beautiful wooded setting, and is actually a pleasant place to visit. So it gives family and friends a place to "visit" their loved one, just as an old-fashioned tombstone would, but is a lot nicer.
 
One of the oldest Jewish graveyards here in Toronto is so short of burial space that they are now doing "vertical burials" where the casket goes into the ground vertically. To save the remaining space they have. A national survey here in Canada recently showed that about 75 percent of Canadians now opt for cremation over traditional funerals and burials. Cost of the traditional burial was the leading factor in the switch to cremation, followed by concerns over ground pollution. JimB.
 

rgp

Well-known Member
Location
Milford,OH
I strongly suggest that you search in your local area for a basic cremation service, and arrange a "pre need contract " that will fix the price at current rates, and make the process much simpler. My cremation service contract here in Toronto cost me $1,800 in total. All services are pre paid, and all my Wife has to do is call them when I die. They do everything from that point onwards, transport, cremation, vessel, death certificates. JimB.

Thanks

Sounds like sound advice, I will look into it.
 

Blessed

Member
Cremation, no service/memorial, no embalming, done and done. Put the ashes in a container that can be mixed with my husband's ashes and our most loved dog. Son is to take us to Lake Tahoe to spread our ashes. We always talked about retiring there. We are at least going to go there one way or another. LOL
 
When I kick the bucket, I know if they bury me, one day they are going to want to build a McDonald's over me. I've just got my grave the way I like it, and that happens- sooner or later. So, I want to be cremated, and my ashes dropped into my septic tank. If you knew all the grief, I went through to get the damn thing, you'd understand. And I do not want a viewing. If I've been dead three days, and embalmed, and some idiot walks up to my casket and says, "Doesn't he look good?". I'm coming out after the SOB.
 

Trish

Chatterbox
If I get prior notice, I will have a party before I go and if no one shows up, I will change my Will and disinherit the lot of them! :D

Cremation is fine.
 

Mizmo

Senior Member
Location
Ontario Canada
Cremation...no fuss, no muss. Cardboard box straight from hospital or wherever it happens.
Throw my ashes in the lake or whatever.

I was raised Catholic and always remember Ash Wednesday when priest would smear ash on the forehead with the words..
Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust and into Dust Thou shalt return.
Horrified me and other kids
Did not have a clue what it all meant then;)

So looking forward to my next lifecheers banner.gif
 

steve43

New Member
I'm planning to do as Tish is going to do. I refuse to pay a lot of money for this. I will donate my body, I guess to a hospital, and they can do with it as they wish, as long as it's free. I really don't care.
 

Gaer

"Angel whisperer"
I'd kinda like a grave marker to visit when I come back next time.
Rather go to a higher world though,
besides, the marker will likely be covered with rubble anyway.
Can't think about that now.
I'll think about that tomorrow.
 


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