Fanning flames of cremation row
HOW we love to feed a controversy. Gail Walker tries her best to make a case for public outrage on the recovery of metal from cremations in Belfast, comparing the practice to a horror movie (Debate NI, November 18).
What did she think happened to metal that does not burn? Should families receive an urn and a rattling bag of charred coffin handles and hip joints? If the bereaved want mementoes returned, then they shouldn't put them in a coffin for cremation in the first place.
I don't think that families are as naive as Gail is suggesting.