Do relatives need to decide at this stage about the disposal of cremated remains?

When arranging a funeral, often one of the most difficult decisions to make, is where the final resting place should be.

The funeral director will discuss with relatives the options for the disposal of cremated remains, but families should not feel rushed into making a final decision at this stage.  It is likely that a form of authority will be required to be signed advising the crematorium of the wishes of the family.

All crematoria provide a garden of remembrance where cremated remains can be dispersed.  Cremated remains can be removed from the crematorium in a suitable container for disposal elsewhere.  This may include interment in a grave in a cemetery or churchyard, dispersal at another crematorium or disposal privately in a particular area selected by the family.  Suitable permission should be obtained from the appropriate authority in these cases.

Cremated remains may be strewn in the gardens of remembrance at Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium.  Floral tributes are placed on the lawns near the final resting place.

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