Scattering ashes provides an opportunity to memorialize the deceased in a manner that is unique only to them. Scattering ashes is also thought to be the final act of release in setting the spirit free. Scattering ashes may be carried out responsibly by any authorised person. This may be a family member or friend. Some people leave instructions that their ashes are to be scattered at some special location important to them.
This might be a quiet garden, scenic place, lake, river, or the sea. Ashes may also be scattered from a light aircraft over either land or sea. Scatter tubes for ashes when this procedure is followed is strongly recommended.