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Title: Committal at sea. (Cremated Remains)
Post by: Derek Lawbuary on August 26, 2017, 02:45:19 AM
 On Thursday, 24th August, 2017 at about 1100 Our son Darren, daughter Jo and cousin Frank (son of the ladies brother) Boarded Bonaventure 11, Skipper Allan Booth at The Royal Harbour, Ramsgate. With them they had the cremated remains of my Mother Daisy and her sister Marjorie. The weather was good. Allan drove the boat to a point near the Goodwin Sands ( where 27 years earlier a quarterdeck service was held aboard HMS Ark Royal. Darren was serving aboard her then. My father Ernie had recently died and his cremated remains were committed to the deep). Therefore my mother 'joined' her husband and both sisters 'joined' their father, Christian Thompson who was killed aboard the Ramsgate Fishing Vessel 'Campanula' along with all of her crew after trawling up a mine in 1920 in the same body of water.

Thank-you Allan. All aboard were impressed with your knowledge and expertise. A long chapter in our family history is now closed.


Title: Re: Committal at sea. (Cremated Remains)
Post by: Monkton Malc on August 26, 2017, 09:11:12 PM
Thank you for sharing that with us.
I don't think people realise that quite a lot of ashes are scattered at sea. My friends ashes were scattered at one of his favourite fishing marks just off Westgate in 2012.


Title: Re: Committal at sea. (Cremated Remains)
Post by: Derek Lawbuary on August 27, 2017, 03:08:01 AM
Hello Monkton Malc,

When I cross the bar I am being fully buried at sea here in Malta. At present there is no crematoria. I have attended one such burial and it was tastefully carried out. An English Padre conducted. There is a designated burial site here a couple of miles off.


Title: Re: Committal at sea. (Cremated Remains)
Post by: Thanatos on August 30, 2017, 11:20:30 AM
Personally, I prefer to go up in smoke at Manikarnika Ghat, where they burn the bodies in Varanasi, India.  It is said that if your ashes end up in the Ganges, you don't have to reincarnate back to this dump.


Title: Re: Committal at sea. (Cremated Remains)
Post by: Derek Lawbuary on August 30, 2017, 05:48:21 PM
 :) Hello Thanatos,

The Ganges hey..? must be the most polluted river in the world...like the Mediterranean  ' The world's largest stagnant pond '..!  :)


Title: Re: Committal at sea. (Cremated Remains)
Post by: Thanatos on September 13, 2017, 12:20:31 PM
:) Hello Thanatos,

The Ganges hey..? must be the most polluted river in the world...like the Mediterranean  ' The world's largest stagnant pond '..!  :)

Malta is smack in the middle of the stagnant pond.  But who cares if you're gone already.


Title: Re: Committal at sea. (Cremated Remains)
Post by: Derek Lawbuary on September 16, 2017, 12:58:15 AM
 :) No argument there Thanatos..!  :)