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Edward Meisner
B: 1949-06-09
D: 2017-10-20
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Meisner, Edward
Mabel "Joyce" Tucker Brumwell
B: 1931-12-09
D: 2017-10-19
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Tucker Brumwell, Mabel "Joyce"
Elaine Hulsmans
B: 1945-06-14
D: 2017-10-15
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Hulsmans, Elaine
Helen Barbara Dennis
B: 1927-03-20
D: 2017-10-11
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Dennis, Helen Barbara
Frances Wilson
B: 1930-10-15
D: 2017-10-11
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Wilson, Frances
Wendy Wight
B: 1956-03-22
D: 2017-10-08
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Wight, Wendy
Valerie Howard
B: 1954-08-08
D: 2017-10-07
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Howard, Valerie
Willem Streekstra
B: 1951-10-15
D: 2017-09-29
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Streekstra, Willem
Gail Veltheer
B: 1943-06-12
D: 2017-09-26
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Veltheer, Gail
Robert Hunter
B: 1937-06-11
D: 2017-09-26
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Hunter, Robert
Roger Rivet
B: 1936-01-11
D: 2017-09-24
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Rivet, Roger
Virginia Switzer
B: 1926-04-18
D: 2017-09-22
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Switzer, Virginia
Carly Bresee
B: 1995-05-18
D: 2017-09-22
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Bresee, Carly
Maurice Harten
B: 1943-02-21
D: 2017-09-21
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Harten, Maurice
Gerald Frizzell
B: 1925-03-18
D: 2017-09-17
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Frizzell, Gerald
Sylvia Burch
B: 1947-03-12
D: 2017-09-17
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Burch, Sylvia
Joanne Irons
B: 1956-05-06
D: 2017-09-16
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Irons, Joanne
Jeannette Lennox
B: 1956-12-07
D: 2017-09-15
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Lennox, Jeannette
Derek Claydon
B: 1924-04-07
D: 2017-09-14
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Claydon, Derek
Scott Bateman
B: 1923-04-12
D: 2017-09-13
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Bateman, Scott
Nancy McCallum
B: 1942-08-05
D: 2017-09-12
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McCallum, Nancy

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Ash Scattering in Ontario

For Ontario families who have chosen cremation for a loved one, the next decision involves what to do, after the service, with the remains. Some families may choose to keep the cremated remains in their home, have them placed in a columbarium niche at the local cemetery or elect to scatter them in a meaningful location.

Ash Scattering In Ontario

Cremation provides families with more time to arrange where and how to scatter the ashes of their deceased loved one.  In Ontario, the rules and regulations with regards to the handling of cremated remains stipulate the following. When dealing with the remains of a deceased loved one, you may:

- Buy rights to bury or scatter the cremated remains in a registered cemetery.

- Buy rights to place the cremated remains in a niche within a columbarium in a registered cemetery. (A columbarium is an aboveground structure that contains a number of niches. Placing the cremated remains in a niche is an interment, meaning a burial).

- Scatter cremated remains on private property with the consent of the land owner (if a land owner wants to allow repeated scatterings to take place on a specific piece of his or her property, he or she must establish that land as a cemetery and have a licensed cemetery operator for the cemetery).

- Sign a contract with the licensed operator of a cemetery, crematorium, funeral home or transfer service to scatter the cremated remains on your behalf.

- Scatter cremated remains on Crown land, including land covered by water, if it’s unoccupied (e.g., provincial park, conservation reserve, Great Lakes) and there are no signs or postings that prohibit scattering.

- Scatter cremated remains on municipally-owned lands (contact the municipality to check if there are by-laws that prohibit scattering in certain areas such as municipal parks).

- Transport cremated remains out of Ontario.

Information courtesy of the Ontario Government :

https://www.ontario.ca/page/arrange-funeral-burial-cremation-or-scattering

 

How To Scatter Ashes

It is important to remember when making preparations for cremated remains that only certain individuals have the legal authority to decide what will happen with the body of a deceased loved one. This list includes exclusively, an estate trustee, a spouse, adult child (over 18) or the parents of the deceased.

In addition, it is a common misconception that cremated remains resemble fine, dust-like, ashes. In reality, cremated remains look and behave like small-grained gravel. It is important to check the wind and imagine how the remains will react when scattered through air or onto a body of water.

You may want to look into alternate methods of scattering the remains, for example trenching (digging a small trench and place the remains within) or raking (placing the remains on a surface and using the rake to spread them around).