Sometimes, we receive beautiful letters from families who have experienced our services. Perhaps they tell the best story About Us:
"Thank you so much for allowing Christ to use you for such an awesome ministry. The 'Ashes at Sea" ceremony was beautiful. You made us feel very comfortable. It was a peaceful journey. I know our loved one was truly satisfied with the love and care taken during her final departure from this earth. Thank you for your Christ-likeness; it was a welcomed addition to the ceremony.
God bless you! In His love,
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 Pat O’Connor, a Missionary, Ordained Minister, former U.S. Army Airborne Special Forces Green Beret officer and classical guitarist. Our small intimate memorial ceremony is fashioned after the immediate family graveside services and planned around your personal preferences. The day is yours and will be planned to honor your requests within legal limits.
Our funerals are for the general public and the Military.
All that we provide is highly personal and professional as we handle every aspect of the sea burial ceremony for you. We ask you to consider your options when selecting a specific type of burial-at-sea service. Please review View-from-a-Boat, View from a Pier, Multiple unattended scatterings for the Crematoriums and Mortuaries, and Single unattended scatterings.
Nothing is quite like the experience when you are a passenger on a boat, but surprisingly, you may find that View-from-a-Pier is also very attractive. Please review the section on Advantages. We take great pride in delivering a truly special burial ceremony that will be remembered for a lifetime. Some of the greatest advantages of a View-from-a-Pier service have to do with cost, ease of attendance for the handicapped, elderly, and families with children, and no one is sea sick!
Our services include event planning, flowers, help with restaurant reservations, bereavement counseling and so much more. At no cost to you, we provide Professional Photography, food, flowers 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. We would also like to announce that we now offer live broadcasts of the ceremony around the world!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 are deposited directly into The Last Watch Foundation.