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Sentimental Treasures

They say that you can’t take it with you when you go, but the collection of sentimental objects is a normal human practice.  Heirlooms are passed down from one to the next as symbols of love.  The simple treasures of a grandfather’s gold watch with the soft leather band that he always wore, the locket…

Unattended Ash Scattering

Unattended Ash Scattering ceremonies can provide you and your family with a thoughtful remembrance and healing experience. There are a multitude of reasons for selecting the scattering of ashes at sea, including the love of the sea, the wishes of the deceased or maritime background and experiences. Whether preservation of land space, environmentally friendly interment…

Holidays

Family.  Friends.  Festivities.  The holidays are a beautiful reminder of those we love, those we have lost and those that we hold dear.  Sea Spirit Memorial acknowledges that this time of year can be particularly difficult after the loss of a loved one.  Whether the loss is a recent occurrence or if it has been…

Flashbulb Memories

A flashbulb memory is a highly vivid and detailed ‘snapshot’ of a moment in which a consequential, surprising and emotionally arousing piece of news was learned. … They ‘feel’ accurate, profound and permanent.  In the study of psychology, there is a well know phenomenon that most of us, if not all, have experienced. Whether is…

Tell a story

A memorial is a chapter in the beautiful story of life.  A good book balances loss and struggle with love and triumph.  How we tell our story is up to us.  Let Sea Spirit Memorial help you tell that story.  It is our pleasure to provide you and your loved ones with a blank sheet…

The Ringing of the Bells

Maritime History: The passing of a sailor is marked by the ringing of eight bells and the beginning of another. The ringing of the bell also signified the end of a sailor’s watch at sea. Sea Spirit Memorial offers this ceremonial ringing as a service to you and your loved ones.

Upcoming Cremation Seminars

Questions about cremation? Sea Spirit Memorial invites you to attend one of our upcoming Cremation Information Seminars. Please join us for food and facts at El Jardin restaurant. Located at 655 Capitola Rd in Santa Cruz. There are two dates available: Tuesday, December 7th @ 5:30 pm Wednesday, December 8th @ 12:30pm Please RSVP to…

A Place to Mourn

Many people agree that one of the cons to choosing cremation after the loss of a loved one is the lack of a “sense of place” to mourn. Sea Spirit Memorial will provide you with exact coordinates as to where your loved one was laid to rest. This provides the opportunity to create annual memorial…

Children on board

At Sea Spirit Memorial you can rest assured that your little ones are welcomed and encouraged to safely participate in the memorial service.  We will provide life vests for your precious cargo.

Memorializing with flowers

Sea Spirit Memorial boats provide stable stainless steel vases (AKA pole holders) to display your favorite blooms.  The cremains received for committal at sea will sometimes be accompanied by floral tributes.   These flowers may be used to surround the receptacles and cover the platform or table on which it rests during the service. The flowers…

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