In early November we all pause to death, and we remember our dead. Most are buried in a cemetery or in an urn in the columbarium. Yet there are other opportunities where people do not always think about it. So you can get your beloved partner or child always carry with you in a ring. You can leave scattering ashes at sea. Also through organ donation your loved one to live on. A bit sinister, perhaps, but still something to think about even.
The winner of the International Funeral Awards 2010, Nick Wouters, does have invented something very special. A ring with the profile of the deceased, so that you give him or her always carry with you. Contura ring comes in a variety of alloys, namely gold, platinum or titanium and in various widths. The price is not that bad: for 400 euros you can have one. Depending on alloy and breadth price runs of course, up to about 3,000 euros. For those who want to go further, there are also funeral directors to do a little bit of ashes of the deceased in a piece of jewelry that may be worn around the neck. The designs are manifold. It may be a liner, but also a heart, a letter, a geometric shape or a dolphin. Also, ash in a ring is possible. The ashes of deceased animals can always carry with them in this way.
In Belgium, they are not available yet. In the Netherlands, one already has gravestones with very special shapes. How about a tomb in the form of a billiard table, a guitar, a case of beer or even an iPhone. For additional indicate what was the hobby or profession of the deceased. Very personally though.
In Flanders it is a fact: you can now let the ashes of the deceased in a biodegradable urn store. When the urn is then completely consumed, the ashes of the deceased is back at one with nature.
In Belgium, the ashes of a loved one to be scattered in the bordering Belgium territorial waters under the conditions specified by the King.
This is only if the deceased himself this advance is recorded in writing or by the parents of a minor after the death. The shaft may then be spread on a different place, but not in a public place. When the land is owned by a third party must give his consent. If the deceased about all this made no will, can also really enjoy or legally cohabiting decide this, along with all relatives in the first degree. Everyone agrees, then it must be put on paper.
This too may in Belgium, but the person who has the ornamental urn in the house, it is responsible for. Partner and relatives in the first degree must give their consent. The person wants the decorative urn anymore, it must be interred in a columbarium or ashes should be scattered in a cemetery. Is the person who had deceased urn at home, the relatives have to take care of the urn. The urn should not just simply be destroyed. On the Funeral Awards, the "For ever Lasting Memorial" rewarded with a prize. This is a cabinet with doors. In the box is a small altar, a tray for the shaft and a shelf for a candle. You can leave it open or closing. Price for all this: 1,200 euros. However, even if the shaft is retained in this way, continues to be the person who has the shaft responsible for this. The urn may be opened under any circumstances.
When someone dies due to an accident for example, there may be bodies within a certain time period are taken away and given to other people for transplantation. In this way a deceased person can help several people who have failing organs. The timing of those organs remain usable, is very short, so the families have a very difficult decision to take a very short period of time at a time when they really have something else on their minds. Want an underage person to donate his organs, then that person best suited to life a kind testamentje where it is responsible, so that his survivors do not have to make the choice for him. Otherwise it is a very personal decision by the relatives. Some will not get it on their hearts, because they want the body of their loved one remains intact. Others will do it, because they feel that their deceased so lives on in another man. For adults, the Belgian legislation requires that every Belgian citizen or foreigner who for more than six months is registered in the Register of Foreigners aged 18 is automatically organ donors, without further administrative approaches. Nevertheless family in the first degree or partner refuse organ donation after death. One can refuse to live organ donation itself explicitly or explicitly give up as organ donors. This can be arranged in writing by the town hall or hospitalization.
One can also choose to donate his body to science. After death, the body is then used for the education of students of the Faculty of Medicine and surgeons, giving them new techniques to learn. On other bodies is then performed again research. In short, you are proving the science a great service when you donate your body.
It is a macabre topic, admittedly. But everything is so regulated that one best but once quiet in advance can think about it. So you can be prepared so that when the moment presents itself to you as a surviving relative is not overwhelmed by the perhaps with good intentions formulated possibilities for funeral directors. And you will at some point really does not make much sense to own to do a search on the internet. Hopefully you these opportunities and ideas still not needed, but one thing is certain: once we all go ...