What to do with the ashes
There is no necessity in law to inter the ashes or keep them in an urn. You may wish to:
- Create a memorial for your loved one in a specially designed garden or wall of remembrance
- Create your own memorial at home or on a property
- Have the ashes scattered at a location of significance.
This is a decision that doesn't need to be made straight away. Your funeral director will give you a range of options when you're ready to discuss this. That may be some weeks after the funeral ceremony.
If the ashes are to be placed in a columbarium wall, the niche size will need to be confirmed.