Sikh ashes scattering
We used Bancroft Cruisers to scatter my partner’s mother’s ashes, and I would heartily recommend them for this service.
The staff, in particular Fiona, were extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable on traditional Sikh ceremonies appropriate for a scattering.
The music and hymns provided via the sound system were very fitting, and they made sure to explain the hymns chosen to those of the group who aren’t Sikh, so they could appreciate the ceremony properly.
Refreshments were provided, including homemade spiced tea, which was lovely. The staff had even made a small diya for the ceremony, as it was also Diwali when we did the scattering. This extra touch was extremely appreciated.
The boat cruise was great too – we went down the river to a location just outside of Stratford, and the route was very scenic (even if the weather was a bit gloomy!). The spot at which we scattered the ashes was very tranquil, and the side of the river could be reached via footpath, if we wanted to visit the site again on foot.
Thank you Fiona and Co. My partner sends her well wishes.