Monday, 14 December 2015

What the press wrote !
This sums it all up! Exactly. Credit to the Mirror News Papers and Garry Bainbridge 
What should you do with your dead mum's ashes?
How un-dignified
I took the casket in my hands and at that moment realised that I had made one of my poorer decisions.
It has been raining quite a lot recently. You might have noticed. And although there was gravel around the plot, it was wet and muddy. I knelt down next to the grave and could feel the water soaking into my trousers.
I leant forward. Now, the thing about wooden caskets is that they are quite thick. You cannot hold them in one hand, you have to use both. Also, it is considered fairly disrespectful just to drop them in the grave. Combine these realities with the fact that the hole dug was about three feet deep.
You should now have a picture of a 6ft tall man kneeling and holding something heavy in two hands, which he has to place gently in a 3ft deep hole. If you can think of a dignified way this can be done, please write to me.
I bent, knowing that I faced my doom, and somehow twisted so that my head rested against the headstone, and, with a face full of flowers, I stretched my arms long enough so that I could gently place the casket in the ground. Then I struggled to my feet.

My trousers and boots were caked in dirt from the gravel, and I had mud up one sleeve. I had sacrificed my own dignity for my mother's, and walked home afterwards looking as if I had done an army assault course in my suit and tie.
Press Release (Trade)
New Year, New Products start to roll out of Respect’s warehouse

Perfect lowering solutions for Ashes Caskets especially helpful if not essential for lowering into 9ft & 10ft deep graves where the lowering of ashes can be undignified, awkward if not sometimes difficult not forgetting dangerous to have a grave digger jump in to receive ashes from a struggling funeral director who may even get dirty kneeling to pass ashes down into the surviving parents grave. They automatically and very simply fit any shape ashes casket from round to square and even cylindrical, so simple to use and they even come with a set of extra long lowering cords

Don’t drop the coffin!  How many times have we funeral directors seen lowering cords slip off child / baby’s coffin because they typically don’t have handles to thread the cords through and round ended caskets can be the most difficult to lower .

Often funeral directors ask the grave digger to jump in and pass down the
Coffin or Casket.   Naturally they are never suitably in smart uniforms because of the nature of their job and this simply does not look acceptable, even on health and safety grounds.

Now though there is an affordable alternative which is so cost effective.  You simply leave the pad in the ground and the family can take comfort in knowing that their little one is not laid onto bare earth and they can even be involved in the final part of their little ones journey by helping to lower with the cords.

Bio-degradable - made from natural products, safe, simple, affordable. Professionally designed lowering system for lowering with confidence and safety.  Avoids slippage of standard lowering straps, eliminates potential family distress.  Cemetery approved and designed baby & child lowering pads are universal

Respect own two Green Burial Parks and have vast experience of lowering ashes, coffins and caskets, even Pet Burials and with over 25,000 burial plots approved and a further 250,000 throughout its network nationally they certainly are in a position of know how.

Available in small packs of two different sizes enabling them to work on all size ashes / cremated remains caskets plus up to 3ft 6” child coffin’s,  and let’s not forget those difficult shaped pet burials 

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