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“I don’t know what to do with my wife’s ashes”

31st May 2017

In another article from the helpful and honest Guardian serial, Adam Golightly (pseudonym), describes the challenge it is to decide what to do with someone’s ashes after a cremation.

What I love about these articles is the way we are given insight into his unique journey, remembering, of course, that every person’s journey is very different. This is what is mysterious about grief: it’s easy to speak in general terms and clichés, as though they apply equally to everyone, but the truth is of course that not one journey is the same. There may be some similarity in the terrain to navigate, which is why community groups and self-help groups can really help, but your journey is your own.

We are deeply sensitive to the challenge the question of what to ‘do’ with the ashes holds and we will not rush or pressure a decision. We know there are options which some tell us they find helpful, such as scattering in a special place, or a beautiful memorial jewellery, but it may not be the right option for you. All we can promise is that we are here to listen and to help answer questions you may have to help you on your way to deciding what is right for you.



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2 months ago

Albany Funerals

This is a lovely article showing that the clergy are also adapting positively and creatively to this terrible situation. We need to change our rituals to stay safe but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are any less healing. Those who are willing to accept some changes are able to continue to hold truly personal and meaningful funeral ceremonies. We are working with each family individually to find new ways of doing things to bring them comfort in their unique situation. It can be done ♥️

https://thetimes.co.uk/article/b41ddae2-96bb-11ea-97b5-8f15973668de/…
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2 months ago

Albany Funerals

#livinglight
For all those who have died during the pandemic ♥️
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2 months ago

Albany Funerals

Grief during coronavirus - lockdown is particularly tough when you're grieving. Being surrounded by family and friends is so vital when you've lost someone you love. Hopefully you are still able to stay connected to others in some way, If you are struggling - some telephone/video grief counselling might help. It's difficult to 'unload' dark feelings onto family and friends, particularly those who might also be grieving, but it does really help to talk.
https://www.griefchat.co.uk/
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2 months ago

Albany Funerals

2 months ago

Albany Funerals

My thoughts on funerals through coronavirus on NBC. We are often told that we only have once chance to say goodbye to and honour our loved ones.... I think we can look at this differently, and learn to hold rituals in other ways than we are used to, particularly during these times. They can still be healing. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Albany Funerals

‘That thing you’re feeling is called grief’...This is one of the wisest things I’ve heard in a while. Thank you Hugh
at GK Church for your kindness, and your comforting, and incredibly insightful words through such turbulent times. 🌈
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2 months ago

Albany Funerals

Another beautiful idea bringing people comfort when they cannot come together in their grief during the Covid pandemic. ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

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