Recently, a Canadian woman placed an advert on her local Craigslist website with a rather unusual proposition. She wants to send her parents’ ashes to places around the globe that they were unable to visit during their lives.
The ad read: “Both my parents are now dead and the one thing that they always wanted to do was travel. If you are travelling somewhere and are willing to take a little of my mom and dad and sprinkle them and take a picture, then please contact me.”
In response, she has received phone calls and emails from people across Canada offering to take her parents’ remains to a range of destinations including Britain, Hawaii, Australia, Malaysia and the U.S.A.
Her father died in 1994 and once her mother had also passed away she started thinking about what to do with their ashes. She explained the reasoning behind her extraordinary idea as follows:
“I was looking at the boxes of my mom and dad and thought I wanted to get them out into the world. They never got to travel. They stayed home and looked after me. I thought it would be neat to get them out there.”
She intends to post a small quantity of her parents’ ashes mixed together in a jewelry bag to each of the respondents to her Craigslist advert.