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Creative Urn Towers Offer New Options for Cremated Remains
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Urn Towers Cremation Memorial
Urn Towers Cremation Memorial

When you have the cremated remains of people and pets, there’s a new option for keeping them at home or putting them in a cemetery. At the 2019 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) convention and expo, a company from Ireland introduced Urn Towers and Celtic Urns.

Stephen Power, Managing Director of Urn Towers Cremation Memorials, introduced these heavy-duty metal canisters which can be engraved with any kind of writing or symbols to memorialize the cremated remains of the people or pets they hold. The towers can be installed in a home garden or in a cemetery, singly or in groupings.

“The beauty about these above-ground cremation memorials is they are individual, they come in a range of sizes, and if you run out of space in one, you can extend by adding on by an extra portion to the tower,” explained Power.

Urn Tower Benefits

With a niche wall in a cemetery, if you want to add more cremated remains, you may have to put them in another location along the wall. With the tower urn concept, more can be added by placing an extension tube (see demonstration in the video). The towers are made of heavy duty stainless steel. They can be internally connected to a concrete base for security.

They can also be placed in areas where burials are impractical, such as rocky or sandy ground. The towers can be installed in groups or singly.

“You can put them along a canal bank, you can put them along a river bank, you can put them in a forest… whereas you can’t do that with other memorial options,” said Power. “You can better fit these in the landscape available to you at the time of need.”

They’ve also found there’s a great market for putting these cremation memorial towers in a home garden, especially for memorializing pets. They have a company called Companion Memorials that specifically offers these cremation tower urns for pets. They can be customized with labels and artwork engraved into the metal.

“A big advantage of having an above-ground memorial urn tower, should you move from your home, you can take this with you,” said Power.

Stephen Power with Celtic Urn
Stephen Power of Urn Towers Cremation Memorials holds a Celtic Urn

Celtic Urns

The company also offers Celtic Urns. They moved away from the traditional urn shape, providing a sphere engraved with symbols representing a person’s passions in life.

“We didn’t want to put the name on, because if we don’t remember the name of the person inside, we’re missing the point,” said Power.

Each urn is hand made and hand engraved in a choice of pewter or brass. The company sells both through funeral homes and direct to consumers online. Email info@CelticUrns.com for more information.

Visit www.UrnTowers.com or www.CompanionMemorials.com for information about the cremation memorials for people and pets.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

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