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Ashes At Sea On Oahu, Hawaii
We will perform a respectful memorial ceremony for your mea aloha (beloved)
on the gentle waters of Oahu.
Celebration of your beloved's life may be with or without guests.
For reservations on Oahu:
Please note: We are 3 hours earlier than west coast & 6 hours earlier than east coast time.
A Parable of Immortality
by Henry Van Dyke
I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone says, "There she goes!" Gone where?
Gone from my sight, that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There she goes"
there are other eyes watching her coming
and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts,
"Here she comes!"
by Henry Van Dyke
Unattended memorial service
(no family or guests attending)
Canoe and paddlers - scattering-memorial ceremony - $230
Attended memorial service
Family & guests on Lanikai beach with minister for aloha memorial ceremony - including flowers - $400
7 & 8 a.m. only
We want the memorial to be at the best time of day.
For attended memorials, we have a memorial service on the shoreline.
Beloved's cremains will be placed in seat number 5, of a 6 person canoe.
They paddle out towards the reef directly offshore from Lanikai Beach.
These wonderful paddlers are volunteers.
A donation is made to their club on behalf of the family.
There will likely be a gentle breeze blowing and the water inside the reef is calm
while the waves outside the reef are breaking into surf on the reef.
The cremains are gently released to the warm waters and to be with God for eternity.
There is not a prepared script to read since we speak from the emotions that we experience at that moment .
Each of the crew, without prompting, then spontaneously and simply say their individual farewells as if they had been a friend.
While they did not personally know the deceased, we all feel a common bond knowing
that we all will experience this moment in time when we go to God.
It is a very tranquil setting.
We sit in silence for a few moments as the ashes settled into the sea, then we paddled back.
Our memorials are respectful and heartfelt…
We feel honored that you allow us to serve your family in this way..
With no family or guests, the fee is $230. Flowers not included.
100 flowers are $40.
With attendees, the fee is $400, includes flowers.
I wanted to send you many thank you's for your assistance in scattering the ashes of my father.
My family and I all agreed, the service was beautiful and the evening couldn't have been more appropriate if we had tried.
You made the whole event very simple and stress free, so if you ever need a recommendation, I'd be happy to give a glowing endorsement
As we are saying Aloha,
Goodbye with love,
others are on the opposite shore calling, "Aloha",
Welcome Home with love.
The ceremony at sea for my beloved Mother was the perfect place for setting her free.
I am comforted to know that she is finally home among loved ones.
Mahalo for making a difficult journey for me one that I will always cherish.
Commissioned by the State of Hawaii 1993
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.
All that we have loved deeply becomes a part of us."
To reserve your services, please call:
1015 Aoloa Place, , Kailua, Oahu, 96734
Cremains may be sent via first class mail.
No permits necessary.
To reserve your time, date and services, a 50% deposit is necessary.
Personal check or credit card accepted.
We pay all taxes and credit card charges - Gratuities not included.
We are in the office to serve you 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.
The current time & temperature in Hawaii is:
Other Oahu Services - Wedding & Renewal Ceremonies
When on Oahu, you are invited to join us at
Unity Church of Hawaii
on the slopes of Diamond Head
Revs. Toni & Jerry at Unity Church - video
Terms and conditions: Please, no leis with strings or plastic for our marine ohana (family).
All fees and prices shown are good for the time of deposit.
30 day cancellation notice required for refund, less credit card expenses.
September 7, 2018