Cook Family Funeral Home Now offers "Eco-Friendly" Choices for Burial and Cremation!|
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Reported in the Kitsap Sun
Cook Family Funeral Home
has announced a new offering for their client families in a time of need.
Embracing the need for more Eco-Friendly products at the time of a death,
the funeral home now offers Eco-Caskets that are made from Seagrass, Willow,
or Bamboo. The caskets are handcrafted by skilled weavers and are suitable for
viewings and services followed by green burial or clean cremation.
purchase of these caskets has created a cottage industry that provides badly
needed seasonal income for families in rural communities. Both willow and seagrass plants are fast growing, easy to harvest and require no
fertilizers. They replenish fertility in depleted soils, in addition to
providing habitats for birds and insects. They also act as windbreaks,
stabilize soil and combat both river and coastal erosion.
David J. Cook,
owner and funeral director says, "These new options provide our
communities with a "green" selection of caskets which are being used for
both green burial and clean cremations. We also now offer
biodegradable-water and biodegradable-earth urns. We want to provide all
options to our families and this is another way we are embracing the change
that is taking place in the American way of death".
The Journey Earthurn Collection is perfect for
ocean or deep water burial. These eco-friendly
and biodegradable urns are engineered to
float momentarily and then gracefully sink. Once
on the ocean floor, they will break down
naturally over time. Available in four
attractive colors with matching keepsakes.
The beautiful heart shape of the Unity Earthurn
provides a soft and warm feel to an urn. The urn
is designed for ground burial. Once buried it
will degrade naturally over time. Available in
three designs with matching keepsakes.
A beautiful satin bag and matching picture frame
(that will hold a 2"w x 3"h photo) surround a
simple, yet elegant biodegradable urn. The urn
can be personalized by writing, drawing or
painting on the simple white urn. The Reflect
Earthurn is designed for ground burial. Once
buried it will degrade naturally overtime. The
interior container is also suitable to scatter
from. The silk bag may be kept to store personal
mementos such as wristwatches, spectacles or
letters once the urn has been used for
scattering or been buried.
A built-in picture frame (Green & Burgundy
designs only) allows for personalization of
these unique urns. The urn is designed for
ground burial. Once buried it will degrade
naturally over time. Available in several
designs and colors some with matching keepsakes.
This simple and durable urn opens easily for
scattering or it can be used for ground burial.
Once buried the Simplicity Earthurn will degrade
naturally over time. Available in two attractive
This oval urn has violet and yellow flower
petals in-laid in the paper and is suitable for
scattering or biodegradable burial. Once buried
the Purity Earthurn will degrade naturally over
Chest Earthurn® - Navy Blue
The unique design of this urn showcases two
custom features. Firstly, the top of the urn is
adorned with handmade paper flowers which are
painstakingly attached one at a time. The second
is the chest opening and closing mechanism which
includes a functional and attractive clasp to
securely close the urn. Available in two sizes.
Earthurn Memory Chest Inserts
The environmentally-friendly and biodegradable
Earthurn Memory Chest Inserts are
designed to fit into most Memory Chest Urns (Chest
sold separately). Please make note of the
dimensions of the insert that comes with
your Memory Chest Urns for proper fit of the
Earthurn Memory Chest Insert.
Each insert is suitable for biodegradable
burial, opens easily for scattering, or can
be kept as a beautiful interior container
for the chest.
Deep Water Bio Urns
The Shell™ Series, Biodegradable Urn
The Shell Deep Water Bio Urn is designed to
provide families with a clearly themed urn that
will float momentarily before sinking and
degrading naturally. Each Shell is handmade from
recycled paper and painted by an artist. The
product includes convenient protective packaging
that has been custom designed for safe and
discreet transportation. The packaging can be
recycled once the services have taken place.
Passages International, Inc donates a portion of
the proceeds from each Shell sold to the Ocean
Conservancy on behalf of the deceased. The next
of kin receive notification via mail that a
donation has been made on behalf of their loved
Journey™ Earthurn Collection
Earthurn is perfect for ocean or deep water
burial. These biodegradable urns are engineered
to float momentarily and then gracefully sink.
Once on the ocean floor, the urn will break down
naturally over time.
The Passages Salt Urns are individually
hand-crafted by skilled artisans from solid
blocks of Himalayan Rock Salt. The urns will
dissolve within 4 hours, when placed in water.
For more information, please call (206)-842-2642 or (360) 779-7872.
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