The Best Alternative Memorial Service
At Bayview Charters, we have the Best Memorial Service in San Francisco.
Burial of a person is a solemn occasion that must be handled delicately and respectfully. For some, a traditional burial in a cemetery is simply not something they wish. Either due to spiritual reasons or tradition, some opt to have the sea as their final resting place. Scattering ashes at sea offers the loved ones of the deceased a unique sense of closure and a sense of reprieve in the idea that the person is now finally free and is now one with the earth once again.
Ash scattering is becoming a popular way for people to say their last farewell to a loved one. Scattering ashes at sea is an environment friendly substitute to the customary burial and has had a long history in some cultures. This type of burial is fitting for a person who has a special connection to the sea. Services with a burial at sea will depend on the family and some request to have the captain of the boat or another person give a few words of comfort to the family. Priests are usually not present in these types of burial unless the family requests it. The memorial is then conducted in a dignified manner. As with maritime practice the vessel’s bell will ring eight times, which signifies the end watch duty of a sailor, in this case the end of the journey of life for the loved one.
What our Memorial Service Offers?
Alternative Memorial Service offers the family the option of scattering ashes in San Francisco Bay area. For those who live in the area, it can be a comfort to have their loved one’s final resting place close to home. Our Memorial Service gives the family the decision on where the memorial is conducted and will also note the best places in spreading of ashes in San Francisco bay area. Burial at sea without remains can also be done with a simple ceremony and placing flowers in the water, while not exactly a burial at sea in the traditional sense it does help the family find some form of closure. The loss of a beloved pet has also been the cause for a burial at sea complete with scattering ashes at sea.
Burial at Sea
There are three ways, for which a burial at sea is conducted, and these are the direct pouring of the ashes to the sea, floating a biodegradable urn to the open sea and using a basket or similar container filled with rose petals and is slowly dispersed into the ocean along with ashes. Burial at sea is a spiritual way of saying goodbye to a loved one and will give family members and friends a peaceful and special closure to their loved one.