Alternative Options for Cremated Remains

There are a variety of unique and special ways to release your loved one’s ashes

Rowland Brothers can assist you in choosing a one of a kind ceremony for your loved one’s ashes.

Choosing a unique option for the release of your loved one’s ashes is a special, one of a kind memorial that will celebrate their life in a memorable way. We can help you choose from a range of exciting, beautiful options, like sending them to space, making them a part of a coral reef, or even releasing them during a skydive. All these options are available to give your loved one a special tribute that will be meaningful and memorable for your family.

We understand that not every family wants a traditional scattering of their loved ones cremated remains. We have listed a range of exciting, specialised tributes that would be a memorable gesture for your loved one. If you are interested in one of these options or would like to discuss other potential options, get in touch. Our highly trained staff can work with you to help you choose an option that meets your requirements

Send Cremated Remains to Space

Sending cremated remains into outer space might seem bizarre, but this has been an option since the mid-nineties.

A portion of the cremated remains is placed aboard a commercial rocket and blasted into space. The options include a journey in which the rocket returns to earth with the cremated remains, goes into orbit around the earth or the moon, or departs on a journey of no return into deep space.

One company arranges for relatives and other mourners to attend the launch and take part, if desired, in a memorial service. The company can also provide footage of the launch and a photograph of the name inscription on board the spacecraft.

A portion of the cremated remains of the American astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh, who discovered the planet Pluto in 1930, was sent into space aboard the New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006, which passed by Pluto on 14 July 2015.

Sky Diving with Cremated Remains

For a send off and a view you won’t forget, experience the thrill of freefall while attached to a highly experienced Instructor with a parachute that is designed for two people. You’ll leave the aircraft at 13,000ft and sky dive with the instructor who will open the parachute and scatter the ashes on the way down. The whole journey down lasts for about 6 minutes. The company is affiliated to the British Parachute Association. All tandem instructors are very experienced freefall parachutists who hold BPA Tandem Instructor ratings.

Cremated Remains in a Coral Reef

For lovers of the sea: Divers, Sailors, Fishermen and anyone one else with a passion for wildlife and the sea. A permanent living legacy for those who lived by the sea, made a living from the sea or simply just loved the sea…

Creating a reef for new life to flourish – this new service, based in Weymouth, Dorset, is a great idea for those wishing to be buried at sea.

Either a beautiful memorial or somewhere where your loved one’s ashes are held, their Solace Stone slides from the deck and falls away to the sea bed. This will help create an artificial reef that with bring sea-life and create a rich and diverse ecosystem, and as the reef sanctuary evolves and flourishes it will become home and haven to numerous marine species.

No longer seen as an unconventional solution to a global problem, Artificial Reef Sanctuaries around the world are helping to create healthy environments where sea life can not only survive, but thrive again. Memorial Reefs are part of that change and have a huge role to play.

With the passing of time your loved one’s Solace Stone will become part of the reef’s future growth and protection. It will help to create a special place and become a permanent reminder to all of their unique life.

Scatter them into the Stratosphere

We will scatter the ashes of your loved one into the stratosphere, so that they may be released back into the universe. Our environmentally-friendly balloons will carry ashes to a height of up to 100,000 ft, where they will be released from a lightweight urn into the stratosphere, so that they may circulate the globe.

Our service is totally unique and a wonderful way to celebrate the life of your loved one, by giving them the final journey to commemorate a lifetime.

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