Primary Goal of this Step
Important Tasks: Conduct Post-Funeral Memorialization
Purchase a headstone or grave marker, if the remains were buried
Many cemeteries have requirements regarding the size, shape, and sometimes even the design of headstones . Make sure you know what the cemetery’s requirements are before you begin the process of purchasing a headstone .
If the remains were cremated, scatter the ashes
If the person who died specified where he or she would like his or her ashes scattered , follow those instructions. If no instructions were made, consider selecting a meaningful location.
Observe religious customs
In Judaism , there are memorial events such as shloshim, yahrzeit, yizkor, and a headstone unveiling one year after the death. In Hinduism , there is the memorial event of sraddha. There may be specific mourning and memorial events in your community or culture .