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Ashes At Sea

Oahu, Hawaii




Ho'oku'u ( to free) your Love on Oahu, Hawaii.




For attended memorials, we have a memorial service on the shoreline.
Beloved's cremains will be placed in seat number 5, of a 6 man canoe.
They will paddle out towards the reef directly offshore from Lanikai Beach.
There will likely be a gentle breeze blowing and the water inside the reef is calm
while the waves outside the reef are breaking into surf on the reef.

The cremains are gently released to the warm waters and to be with God for eternity.
There is not a prepared script to read since we speak from the emotions that we experience at that moment .
Each of the crew, without prompting, then spontaneously and simply say their individual farewells as if they had been a friend.
While they did not personally know the deceased, we all feel a common bond knowing
that we all will experience this moment in time when we go to God.
It is a very tranquil setting.
We sit in silence for a few moments as the ashes settled into the sea, then we paddled back.

Our memorials are respectful and heartfelt…
We feel honored that you allow us to serve your family in this way..


With no family or guests, the fee is $230.

Flowers not included.


Attendees memoral service is on the shoreline,

the fee is $400

 includes flowers.

Guests do not go in the canoes.





Rev. Toni Baran

Commissioned by the state of Hawaii 1993



Oahu, Hawaii  


Please note:  We are 3 hours earlier than west coast & 6 hours earlier than east coast time.



A Parable of Immortality

by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore.


A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength.


I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud

just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone says, "There she goes!"   Gone where?

Gone from my sight, that is all.


She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side

and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her.


And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There she goes"

there are other eyes watching her coming

and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts,


"Here she comes!"






Minister, Paddlers & Canoe

No family or guests attending.


You can mail cremains through regular postal service.

                                                                                                                               Private canoe & Paddlers - Scattering ceremony - $230

Flowers not included unless requested - $40








Lanikai Hawaiian canoe, paddlers and minister for memorial service on the beach.

You are welcome to bring cameras & video to record the canoe going out to the Mokoluas.


7 & 8 a.m. only

We want the quiet time, before beach goers arrive.


Basket of  loose Hawaiian flowers included - to be released with your beloved.





I wanted to send you many thank you's for your assistance in scattering the ashes of my father.

My family and I all agreed, the service was beautiful and the evening couldn't have been more appropriate if we had tried.

You made the whole eventvery simple and stress free, so if you ever need a recommendation

I'd be happy to give a glowing endorsement.









As we are saying,

"Aloha, good-bye with love ... "



others are on the opposite shore calling,

"Aloha, welcome home with love."





Aloha Rev. Toni,

The ceremony at sea for my beloved Mother was the perfect place for setting her free.

I am comforted to know that she is finally home among loved ones.

Mahalo for making a difficult journey for me one that I will always cherish.

Aloha,  JoLynn




"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose;

all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us."


Helen Keller





To reserve your services please call:

(808) 383-0099  cell


To reserve your time, date and services, a 50% deposit is necessary.

Personal check and credit cards are accepted.


I pay taxes and credit card charges - gratuities not included.

Gratuities are gifts of appreciation for our professional services.





We are here in the office to serve you 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time.

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Mailing address:


1015 Aoloa Place, #250

Kailua, Oahu 96734-5211


Cremains may be sent via First Class mail.

No special permits necessary.





Other Oahu Services - Wedding & Renewal Celebrations


Terms and conditions:  All fees and prices shown are good for the time of deposit.

30 day cancellation notice required for refund, less credit card expenses.



When on Oahu, you are invited to join us at Unity Church


Unity Church in Waikiki

3608 Diamond Head Circle


2 services, 9 & 11 a.m.



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February 7, 2019