(Closed) What do you want to happen to your body when you die?

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Post # 61
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Leu gardens, orlando

Unfortunately here in Corfu the only choice is burial

Post # 62
7397 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

please discuss your choices with your loved ones, no matter what your choices are. Even if you’re undecided! It’s heartbreaking to lose a loved one to begin with, so having them have to struggle with decisions like donation, cremation, burial, etc, is just cruel. Even better if you can pre-pay your expenses or take out an insurance policy to cover your final expenses. Your loved ones shouldn’t have to go broke to cover your final needs.

Post # 63
3811 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

BrynneF:  I want to donate as much of my organs and skin as possible and then I want to be cremated. I joke with my husband all the time that if I go first, he’s to take my ashes with him to Disney and scatter them as he goes down Splash Mountain. I said he can take all the kids and grandkids and make a day out of it. In all seriousness, though, my Nana was buried and my grandmother was cremated–I definitely see where I want to be cremated over buried. I want to take up as little space as possible after I’m gone. If possible, I want my ashes scattered in a garden. 

Post # 64
139 posts
Blushing bee

I want to be cremated, then for my ashes to be turned into a diamond. Then I would like my daughter to have this diamond and pass it on eventually as a family heirloom.

Post # 65
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would like to donate my organs, but that would also mean I was in some type of accident or something to cause my brain to be medically dead 🙁 and not some natural type of death, I would like to be buried and then have a large family plot for my husband and children if we have them and so on….

Post # 66
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m an organ donor, so when my time’s up I want any useful organs to be harvested for donations. I guess after that I would rather be cremated than buried; I always said that I would like to have my ashes tossed out to sea, but I’ve since heard that that is not allowed here (then again, who’s really going to know, besides the person tossing the ashes and any close relatives and friends who may show up as witnesses?).  

Post # 67
7934 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t think I have a preference burial v cremation although cremation seems logistically easier. I do think it would be cool to donate my body to science. I have done cadaver lab during schooling, and it seems appropriate to want to perpetuate that learning experience for others. 

Post # 68
370 posts
Helper bee

daffodils:  whaaaaaaat? I need to do this. I was totally undecided until now. I have lupus and I imagine it’d be hella helpful for medical students to actually SEE what happens, right in front of them, rather than on an ultrasound or something

Post # 69
5761 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I keep telling my people that I’d like my body to be turned into those created diamonds and then a diadem made from them which becomes an heirloom that gets passed down in our family. The rest of me can be cremated and ritually dispersed to nourish trees at global sacred sites. I have the feeling none of this will happen though. 

They should concern themselves with what my spirit will be doing after death, though. Because I intend to flicker lights and startle people regularly.

Post # 70
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

BrynneF:  I want to be cremated. I’m cool with having a headstone, or a marker at which family could visit and remember me through. The ashes could be buried there, or scattered in a place that is of particular significance to me. 

I definitely don’t want to be cremated and sit on someone’s shelf in a closet though. Someone I know has family members ashes just sitting around the house. I’m not creeped out by it… but I just think that something nicer could be done with them. But in her case, it may be an issue of letting go/closure. 

Post # 71
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I want my ashes pressed Into a diamond theN given to one of my grandchildren to be used as an engagement stone. Ol’ grandmaw is always watching. 


no not really.

Torch me and scatter me. or stick me in an urn. But if I’m stuck in an urn, I’d like it to be one of those awesome TARDIS urns. Unless my family just REALLY wants me to be buried… I’d just hate for that to have to be paid for. Burial ain’t cheap. 

Post # 72
48 posts

Burn me up, then cast me into the wind.

Post # 73
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mrs and hubs both want to bee cremated. I think headstones and plots are pointless. Of course, give away whatever in my body can be used. I do not want family thinking that they have to come put stuff on my grave. That money could have gone to somebody’s college tuition or something. 

Post # 74
19 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

I always tell my partner that if I die before him I want to be put in a cat shaped urn and placed above his bed so I can glare at any women he brings home. 


Post # 75
3172 posts
Sugar bee

Cremated and have my ashes spread on a beach in San Diego.  It’s where I was born and one of my favorite places to visit.

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