5 Places Where You Shouldn’t Scatter a Loved One’s Remains

Posted on January 24, 2022 by Amanda Gendron-Roese under Cremation Services
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Does your family want to scatter a loved one’s remains after their cremation services in Sarasota, FL are complete? You’re more than welcome to do it out at sea. You can also do it in many of this country’s national parks. And you can even do it high up on some mountains. But there are some places where you should not attempt to scatter a loved one’s remains under any circumstances. Find out more about five of these places below.

1. At the beach

Because families are allowed to scatter their loved one’s remains out at sea in the immediate aftermath of their Sarasota, FL cremations, some of them assume that they can also scatter them on beaches. But this is, unfortunately, not the case. If you’re found scattering a loved one’s remains on a beach, you could get into some serious trouble. This isn’t allowed because it could lead to your loved one’s remains coming into contact with animals, birds, fish, and even other people.

2. In a lake, river, or small body of water

Again, because families are allowed to scatter their loved one’s remains out at sea following their cremations, they sometimes believe that scattering them in a lake, a river, or another small body of water is perfectly OK. But this is also not the case for all the reasons that we just mentioned above with regards to scattering remains on a beach. You don’t want to put your loved one’s remains in a position where they could come into contact with people, animals, birds, fish, etc.

3. At a public park

Some public parks will give you the chance to scatter a loved one’s cremated remains as long as you get the proper permission. But since many public parks are on the smaller side, it’s typically not a great idea to scatter a person’s remains there. You might inadvertently scatter them in a place where they’ll get trampled by other people as well as dogs and other animals.

4. Inside a sports stadium

If you’re trying to figure out where to scatter a loved one’s remains, scattering them inside their favorite sports team’s stadium might come to mind as a possible idea. If this sports team happens to be holding a special promotion that allows fans to scatter their loved one’s remains, you can feel free to go for it. But otherwise, you shouldn’t scatter someone’s remains in a sports stadium. This stadium is private property, so you could end up getting arrested in some cases if you scatter a loved one’s remains there without permission.

5. At a Disney theme park

There are tons of Disney fanatics in this country, and many of their families will try to use this to their advantage when attempting tocremation service in Sarasota, FL come up with a place to scatter a loved one’s remains. They’ll bring their remains to Disney parks and scatter them there. But just like with scattering remains in a sports stadium, this is illegal since these parks are private property. You will likely get thrown out of them if you scatter remains in them without permission. You might also get arrested for doing it in certain instances.

Are you having a difficult time deciding where to scatter a loved one’s remains following their Sarasota, FL cremation? Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. can help you brainstorm some ideas as you’re planning cremation services for your loved one through us. Give us a call to discover how we can help you.