"Dear Captain Pat and sons, My wife and I would like to thank you for the dignified and great service you provided on the 14th of June for our Daughter, Wendy. It was a trying day, and your good work and compassion made the entire evolution as something special-for that, we humbly thank you. Please know also, the family of a Veteran, me, that you provide one of the greatest services that a family could ever ask for.. The very best to you and your sons. Sincerely Jo Ann and David."
A burial at sea memorial service with the scattering of a loved one's ashes is a beautiful, moving, and touching alternative to the traditional graveside memorials. Our highly affordable sea burial memorial services are performed by Captain Pat O'Connor, a Missionary, Ordained Minister, former U.S. Army Airborne Special Forces Green Beret and classical guitarist. Our small intimate memorial ceremony is fashioned after the immediate family graveside services or planned around your personal preferences.
All that we provide is highly personal and professional as we handle every aspect of the sea burial ceremony for you. We specialize in Attended View from the Pier services as we do not take passengers on our boat. :Please review View from a Pier, Multiple scattering of ashes for the Crematoriums, and Single Scattering of ashes for private parties. You may find that View- from-a-Pier is much more attractive than viewing from a boat, Please review the section on Advantages. We take great pride in delivering a truly special burial ceremony that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Our services include event planning, flowers, help with restaurant reservations, bereavement counseling and so much more. At no cost to you, we provide Professional Videography, Professional Photography, food, and drinks as well .Local restaurants love what we are doing and will help us in several ways when you would like to plan a memorial luncheon or a gathering before or after the scattering of ashes at sea. If this is appealing to you, we will discuss suggested restaurants.
A family that witnessed one of our ceremonies said it was the most beautiful funeral they had ever attended. With the prayers, music, flowers, and gorgeous setting, that said it all. We were all so happy just to have been a part of a ceremony that meant so much to them. We have been so blessed with this ministry hearing from so many families expressing their gratitude and the wonderful experience they had. What it meant to them and to share it with them is beyond what I ever dreamed.
For the State of California, the Secretary of State and Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Department of Consumer Affairs have awarded a non-profit, public benefit, charitable trust designation to The Last Watch Foundation to provide funeral services to help the Military and their families. We are the only organization in the United States to be awarded this honor. The State has also given us license to perform the scattering of ashes at sea. If a donation to The Last Watch is ever received, those funds go directly to The Last Watch Foundation.
Please contact us with any questions about our services and learn what we can do to take the burden off of you.