Charles Cowling
  Here’s another pay-up-or-else story — true but anonymised and deliberately undated.  A funeral director is refusing to hand over the ashes until the balance of the bill is settled — which it will be if the DSS claim is successful.  Does he have the right to do this?  You
Charles Cowling
    Tom Walkinshaw,right, with Dick Gordon, Command Module Pilot of Apollo 12  Pic ©Walk with Destiny   Posted by Tom Walkinshaw Ed’s note: Tom is an enterprising fellow who has a plan to launch ashes into Space – Space burial, he calls it. He needs your help and expertise to get
Charles Cowling
  In Palmerston, New Zealand, permission to inter ashes in a new natural burial ground has been put on hold. The council wants a period of consultation in order to arrive at a “a better understanding of what sort of natural burial ground people want” in the light of the
Charles Cowling
  A delightful email arrives from Annie Leigh, who is Eco Urns. With it come some delicious photos of a bespoke ashes urn Annie has just made for a client.  The client wanted an urn that could be ‘launched’ at sea. She wanted her husband’s ketch — and she wanted
Charles Cowling
  The case of Christopher Harris vs Woodstock Town Council focussed the not inconsiderable minds of the GFG workforce on the vital necessity of forwarding all tricky legal enquiries straight to Teresa Evans, thence to John Bradfield if necessary. While we are often to be found curled up with a
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Christopher with his trusty arranger   A quick update on the attempt by Christopher Harris to persuade Woodstock council to abandon its requirement that  ‘all interments [of ashes] … must be arranged by an approved professional firm’ We foregathered in the council chamber. Green baize-covered table, mace thereon, oil portraits
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Ashes to Ashes from Meghan Tansey Whitton on Vimeo. “On August 12th 2012 our family spread my dad Don’s ashes two years after his passing at some of his favorite beaches on the tiny island he lived and loved on with my mom Sue.”
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  Christopher Harris Some time this evening Christopher Harris will deliver the following speech to Woodstock Town Council, calling upon it to strike out its requirement that the interment of his father’s ashes be superintended by a funeral director. Here’s another example of someone tenaciously pursuing the rights of the
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Sue Gill   We’ve been to some truly awful funerals and I’m sure we’re not alone in that. Sometimes the ceremonies were healing, but more often they were formulaic and irrelevant, and we left feeling sometimes angry, sometimes guilty, frequently in despair. That’s what compelled us to write
Charles Cowling
  A man suffered humiliation and distress at the hands of an airport security agent when she insisted on opening a jar containing his grandfather’s remains and then dropped them on the floor. John Gross, of Indianapolis, was trying to bring Mario Mark Marcaletti’s ashes home from Florida and had