Why have cremated remains placed in a columbarium, or interred, or scattered at the cemetery instead of scattering at sea or some other place?
City of Prince George by-laws do not permit the scattering of cremated remains within the city limits. However, cremated remains may be scattered at locations permitted by local regulations.
Once scattered, cremated remains can't easily be recollected. Having remains placed, interred or scattered on a cemetery's grounds ensures future generations will have a place to go for remembrance. If remains are scattered elsewhere, many cemeteries will permit a memorial of some type on the cemetery grounds so the deceased's friends and family have a place to visit that will always be maintained and preserved.
Scattering cremated remains in an anonymous, unmarked or public place may present problems if access to the area is restricted in the future. Undeveloped land may be developed or other conditions may arise that could make it difficult for the deceased's friends and family to visit the site.