Why Do Families Divide Ashes?

Home / Blog / Why Do Families Divide Ashes? When a loved one dies, the thought of cremating them can be comforting. It can feel like they are still with you in some way. But what do you do with the ashes after the cremation? Some people choose to bury them, others choose to scatter them. But another option is to divide the ashes amongst loved ones. WHY DO FAMILIES DIVIDE ASHES? For many, cremation is chosen as the final disposition of the body. This process offers several options for dividing the ashes among family members. Some families choose to divide the ashes in an urn after cremation. This urn can be shared among family members or scattered in a place that was important to the deceased. If scattering is chosen, it can be done individually or as a group.  Another option is to have each family member keep their own urn of ashes. […]

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