Monday, March 15, 2010

Scattering of Ashes

My father, upon is death, was part of a new American trend....opting for cremation over burial.

Before about 1980, just 4% of families were choosing cremation over burial. Now, 39% select cremation, and in the next 15 years, the percentage is expected to approach 60%, according to the Cremation Association of North America. The increase is being driven in part by cremation's cheaper cost, and in part by the fact that fewer extended families are rooted in one specific place anymore—which means they don't live close enough to visit a loved one's
My father did not opt for "wild cat scattering" a term used to describe the scattering of ashes in nature / society, instead, his rest in a plot in a family cemetery. However, routinely clients inquire about the ability to scatter a loved ones ashes. Here is a nice article, summarizing the concept and offering creative inspiration.

1 comment:

PhD Misdemeanours said...

Government Funding / Research Scandal
(**Updated March 15th** - Participants)

Visit the website that the Canadian House of Commons and many Universities across North America have as well.

It's an ingenious form of white collar crime:

PHD credentials / contacts, an expendable family, participation of a dubious core of established professionals, Government agency funding (identity protected by Privacy Commissioner Office), unlimited funding (under the guise of research grants), PHD individuals linked with the patient (deter liability issues), patient diagnosed with mental illness (hospital committed events = no legal lawyer access/rights), cooperation of local University and police (resources and security); note the Director of Brock Campus Security.

This all adds up to a personal ATM; at the expense of Canadian Taxpayers!

Medicine Gone Bad