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Am I able to put items in the coffin with my loved one?

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Many people like to place special items of significance with their loved ones prior to the funeral. From teddys to photos to lollies to beer, we have had a huge variety of items placed in coffins.

There are very few limits on what can get placed in a coffin. In fact, if you are being buried, then anything can go with the deceased. If it is a cremation, then according to the Metropolitan Cemetery Board rules, alcohol, glass and battery-powered items are not allowed.

The MCB states that “…any other small item of a readily combustible material that will not explode when subjected to heat, or on combustion, generate temperatures, emissions or residues that are unacceptable or may pose a potential risk to health or the environment…” is permissible.

This leaves room for a wide range of different items to be placed with your loved one. Anything that they held dear, whether it be a hat, a diary, photos, or a favourite book, are all items that can make sending off your loved one a bit easier, knowing that they have that special something on their final journey.

By | 2019-06-12T08:31:22+00:00 June 12th, 2019|General Information|0 Comments

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