Spreading your ashes


#1

Realise this can be a sensitive topic so please bear that in mind.

A family friend passed away earlier this month. He’s lived in my hometown for ages, but is originally from Athens, and went back there a lot. He was also a huge Olympiakos fan - in fact he was, when he was younger, a big figure in the Gate 7 Ultras. He’s requested that his ashes are spread on the pitch, which is apparently going to happen later this year. It made me think, where I might want my ashes spread if I had to choose, and I have no idea - there’s no where that means as much to me as Olympiakos clearly meant to him.

Have you ever thought about it?


#2

I really don’t care what happens to my remains or at my funeral. Not for me is it.

Maybe that’ll change when I’m older idk


#3

Probs just donate whatever scientists could use, I guess


#4

Well it’s not going to change when you are younger.

(is it cool to pedantically belittle Aggpass in this thread?)


#5

Actively encouraged.


#6

The river by milmead island in the g, after medical science has had first dibs.

Think about what will happen to my parents a lot as their religion (redacted) stipulates burial, and must be within one hours distance of the place of death, and they spend half their time on holidays


#7

That does seem potentially problematic.


#8

I’ve told my mother to not repatriate my body if I die on my bike trip as I’m not getting insurance and it will be costly

She is refusing to comply with my wishes


#9

Think they’ve actually bought burial plots in other countries, never understood why some religious customs that would have actually made sense at the time they came about aren’t abandoned once things change, doesn’t really interfere with the main jist


#10

A very close mate of ours died really unexpectedly 4 years ago and we spread his ashes in Epping Forest. I was a bit eye-rolly about it (Would he want his ashes spread there? Would he care?) but when it came to it I actually got totally choked and couldn’t bring myself to do it.

Not really thought too much about it for myself… I’d maybe demand that they were kept in a really ostentatious urn, on view at all times.


#11

If I should die think only this of me
There is some corner of a foreign field that is forever bike wanker


#12

It came up in convo this week with my bf.

I said i’m not sure where i’d want to be scattered but I said I’d put a tiny bit of him in every hole on the golf course. He said no don’t do that, just lob me on the fairway.


#13

“A nice gentle par 4, not too close to any sand traps”.


#14

You can donate your whole body you know.
They can leave you out somewhere to decompose and then it helps them learn how long people have been dead for or how long it takes for vultures to peck you gone.


#15

I didn’t think to suggest mixing him into a bunker.

Might mix him into a bunker!


#16

:woman_shrugging::woman_shrugging::woman_shrugging:


#17

The People’s Pyramid for (a portion) of me:


#18

Oh yeah that was on the criminal podcast. Dunno if there’s one over here. Would leave all decisions up to my next of kin. Funeral is for them not me, they can do what they want, I’m dead anyway


#19

#20

I’ve always said to the TV that I want to be cremated as soon as possible after death - no carrying me into the crematorium in a box to be sent through the curtains on that conveyor belt thing. Then just scatter me around the Lake District - Langdales is fine.