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Family’s Difficult Ash-Scattering Story

Scattering on Water wants to help you as you weigh out your options and decision to do an ash scattering ceremony for your loved one.  

After cremation, families have to decide what to do with the remains and ashes of the deceased.   If they were not told in advance, then they make the best decision possible.  

Scattering on Water has noticed that families are pleased to do an ash scattering ceremony and memorials that celebrate those they’ve lost.  There is healing as they remember the life of the person that has passed away.

Family’s Difficult Ash-Scattering Story

Recently, a family went out by boat and they almost died themselves.  There are safety measures that should be taken when you go out into water.

Five people went to scatter ashes of a loved one.  They traveled by boat one morning and the waves got bigger as they were out.  When they were about 100 meters from the shore, a large wave overtook their boat and it was capsized.

Scattering on Water heard of this story and our hearts went out to them.  We wanted to give some tips on how to scatter ashes more safely.

Safety Tips for Ash-Scattering Ceremonies

1. Check the weather

Be sure that you are aware of the weather conditions before you go out into the water.  If a storm is brewing or the sky looks stormy, then wait to scatter the ashes.  

2. Trained professional

During an emotional time, people don’t think as clearly.  Scatter on Water encourages families to have a skipper on board that knows how to handle the boat.  You’ll be glad that you are equipped if you are overcome with grief and any problem should arise with the boat.  Your skipper will help ensure things go more smoothly.

3. Have a plan

Before you go out to scatter ashes, try to set a firm plan in place.   Where will you go and what time do you plan to be back.  In grieving, we often lose track of time, the evening could even set in.   Decide ahead of time how and where you will travel to perform the ash scattering ceremony.

Scattering on water is a full service company and offer both urns and can help charter boats.  We’d love to be a resource for you and are available to serve your needs.  Contact us for more information.


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