What Do I Do With The Ashes After Cremation?

By: Graeme Hogle
Monday, October 18, 2021

You will receive your loved one's ashes after the cremation and have the option of keeping the ashes in an urn or any other container. 

After Cremation, There Are Several Places To Put Ashes

People are occasionally unsure about what to do with the cremains. The professionals at Cremation Care Centre have compiled the following information to give readers a better understanding of what their options are in this situation:

  • You can place the ashes in an urn of your choice on the mantle, a table, or a shelf, in your home
  • Another alternative is to keep it in a private area such as a bedroom or home office.
  • You can bury the urn in a cemetery columbarium. This building is designed to accommodate urns and includes niches in the walls for placing them. The niches are encased in glass and include plaques on which you can engrave the name of a loved one.
  • These structures can also be seen on the grounds of some churches and funeral homes.
  • Another option is to bury the urn in a cemetery
  • Urns come in various styles, some of which are ornate, while others are basic and composed of biodegradable materials
  • Many families have a sea burial where they scatter their loved one's ashes at sea or in a natural setting like the mountains. Before sprinkling the ashes in any of these locations, check local laws.

As you can see, there are various options for storing or disposing of ashes following cremation, which is becoming a widely preferred option today. For more information about our services, call Cremation Care Centre at 416-255-0035.

You can also use this online form, and one of our experts will contact you shortly to answer your questions and clear doubts that you may have about cremation and disposing of the ashes.

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