July 7, 2011
The thing about cremation is that it is not the end of the journey; it would appear that people don’t consider the crematoria to be the final resting place. Why would you need a connection with where you are cremated - it is the cremation ashes and where they reside that represents us.
So a phenomenon has occurred in Germany where people are being cremated in Holland then their ashes are being transported back to be repatriated. This is on the increase for a number of reasons; the Dutch don’t charge anywhere near as much as the Germans for cremation; the laws on the scattering of ash are more relaxed; and whilst Holland is perhaps a more secular society the sanctity is greater the deceased is cremated on the same day and not stored.
Read the full article at Scattering Ashes
Thanks to The Good Funeral Guide for altering us to this article.