Cremated remains confusion restricts last wishes

December 19th, 2011

Families are holding onto their loved ones’ ashes because of restrictions and confusion on scattering cremated remains, according to a report from The Co-operative Funeralcare. Its survey of 3,000 people revealed that three in five would like to scatter a relative’s ashes at a special place or bury them under a memorial but rules, confusion over rules or environmental concerns prevent many from doing so. Andrew Lodge, Director of Lodge Brothers (Funerals Ltd) of Feltham, London, said, “At Lodge Brothers, we believe we should provide all our clients with the right advice so an informed decision can be made.” The story can be viewed by clicking here