For my son Robert’s cremation

Update posted by Vera Chevrolet Hart Narishkin On Dec 29, 2020

Service order for Robert Emslie

Service Date 31-Dec-20 at 3:00 p.m. GMT (16 heures en Europe)

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Update posted by Vera Chevrolet Hart Narishkin On Dec 12, 2020

Someone at PayPal, following my telephone conversation yesterday with a PayPal Switzerland employee, was sensitive to my situation and the funds were returned to my PayPal account today! Quelqu'un à PaypAL, suite à ma conversation téléphonique hier avec un employé de PayPal Suisse, a été sensible à ma situation et les fonds ont été réintégrés à mon compte PayPal aujourd'hui!

I will be able to transfer funds to the Funeral Director in Manchester and to the company that ships cremated remains from the UK to European countries as soon as the transfer of the funds to my bank account has been confirmed! That will be sometime next week. Je pourrai transférer les fonds aux Pompes Funèbres à Manchester et à la société qui expédie les cendres incinérées depuis la Grande Bretagne vers les pays européens dès que le transfert des fonds vers mon compte en banque a été confirmé! Cela sera au cours de la semaine prochaine.

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Update posted by Vera Chevrolet Hart Narishkin On Dec 11, 2020

I have been having lots of problems getting the funds transferred into my bank account - PayPal got my IBAN wrong - but it has now been corrected at last and I will finally be able to transfer the funds to my bank account in about two weeks' time. It has been very stressful, but I soon will be able to pay the Funeral Director in Manchester and the cremated remains shipping company, sometime after Christmas. I will of course keep you informed here.

J'ai eu beaucoup de problèmes pour obtenir que les fonds soient transférés sur mon compte bancaire - PayPal a mal entré mon IBAN - mais maintenant cela a enfin été corrigé et je pourrai finalement transférer les fonds sur mon compte bancaire dans environ deux semaines. Cela a été très stressant, mais je pourrai bientôt payer les pompes funèbres à Manchester ainsi que la compagnie de transport de restes incinérés, peu après Noël. Je vous tiendrai au courant ici, bien entendu.

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Update posted by Vera Chevrolet Hart Narishkin On Dec 08, 2020

Merci infiniment pour votre générosité et votre soutien.

Si vous aimeriez être tenu au courant à propos de la crémation, envoyez-moi un message par le biais de "send a message" ici, à côté de ma photo ci-dessus. Une foi que j'aurai pu recevoir les fonds, je mettrai en route toutes les démarches. La cérémonie sera visible par stream direct, alors faites moi savoir si vous aimeriez la voir, et dès que j'ai la date et l'heure et le lien, je vous l'enverrai par email.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support.

If you wish to be kept informed regarding the cremation, send me a message using the "send a message" feature here next to my photo above. Once I will have received the funds, I will set everything in motion. The ceremony will be streamed live, so should you wish to follow it, let me know, and as soon as I have the date and time and the link, I'll email them to you.

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Update posted by Vera Chevrolet Hart Narishkin On Nov 25, 2020

Oh dear... I had budgeted according to the estimate the Funeral Director in Manchester had given me. He had planned to send me Robert's ashes via UPS for a cost of about £40. I did a bit of research, and it turns out that neither UPS nor any other international couriers accept to ship cremated remains:

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Cremated ashes are classified as prohibited items by UPS, which means you cannot send them via UPS. Families have been known to package them up and use the service without stating the contents of the packages, but this is a dangerous thing to do.

Although a better service than Royal Mail, we still wouldn’t recommend sending ashes via UPS due to the small chance your parcel could go missing.,a%20dangerous%20thing%20to%20do.

Excerpt fron TNT's website:


7.1 FedEx Transportation prohibits the following items for shipment to any destination and you agree not to ship the same, unless expressly agreed otherwise by FedEx Transportation (additional restrictions may apply depending on destination):

a. Firearms, weaponry, ammunition and their parts;

b. 3-D printing machines designed, or that function exclusively, to manufacture firearms;

c. Explosives (class 1.4 explosives may be acceptable to and from some locations; further information available upon request), fireworks and other items of an incendiary or flammable nature;

d. Items resembling a bomb, hand grenade, or other explosive device. This includes but is not limited to inert products such as replicas, novelty items, training aids and works of art;

e. Military items originating from any country in which an export control license is required;

f. Human corpses, human organs or body parts, human or animal embryos, cremated or disinterred human remains; (html)

The same applies to all the other international couriers.

So I did more research and found a company that specialises in shipping cremated ashes from the UK to all countries. I emailed them, and the cost is far more expensive. Here is their response:

Re: [Scattering Ashes Transporting] The UK-Geneva, Switzerland

Peter Kersley

Dear Vera

Thank you for your enquiry.

We can indeed assist with delivery to the nearest international airport to the consignee/receiver only.

The consignee would have to collect from the airport and clear customs and airline handling fees locally. (Normally between £80-£100)

Certain documents and packaging is required which I will send you via separate e-mails.

If you wish to proceed, firstly we need to have the ashes at our Premises. In order to do this, we will send you a bar-coded address label which brings the remains through the parcel network to our office. You can either take these to a local drop-off location (Most likely a convenient store in your local area) or alternatively we can book a taxi or courier to do this on your behalf at a cost of £30.00 + VAT.

Once we have the remains in our possession, we check over the paperwork and packaging and then take to Gatwick Airport where they are Air Freighted to the destination airport.

The cost for this service is £750.00 (There is no VAT involved unless collected) Which is inclusive of our Limit of Liability and all costs up to the designated airport.

Should you wish to instruct us to proceed we will require the following information:

Full name of the deceased

Address and contact details for collection

Address and contact details for Consignee / Receiver (Including e-mail address)

Address details for invoice purposes if different from collection address.

I hope that the information I have provided assists with your plans, and should you have any further questions please don't hesitate to give us a call on the number below.

Kind Regards

Peter Kersley

They are in London, so I doubt very much that the price of a taxi or courier from Manchester to London will only be £30.00 + VAT. Also, this doesn't include the price of an urn which I will purchase locally and online, in Switzerland - they do not come cheap. I found only one company that sells urns online in Switzerland: (in the url on the error page you will land in, remove the %20 at the end of the url to reach that website)

I thought I had seen the light at the end of the tunnel, but it faded very fast. So, if anyone is willing to donate a bit more, I would be most grateful.

Here is the email I have just received from another company that specialises in shipping cremated remains from the UK to other countries in response to my email to them:

CRC | SpeedLink

Nov 25, 2020, 9:56 PM (2 hours ago)

to me

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We will endeavour to make this process as smooth and hassle free for you as possible.

We have prepared the following quotation for you for a door-to-door service from UK to Geneva for cremated human remains.

The following cost is inclusive of:

Local UK collection to with hand carry delivery to Geneva Switzerland.

Total All-Inclusive Cost dependant on the UK collection Postcode: £1200 to £1600 plus VAT

Please let us know the collection postcode in the UK for an exact cost.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us direct on +44 1252 628785.

Best regards / Met vriendelijke groet / Bien cordialement / Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Joanne McMillen


Update November 26, 2020 Here is another email I have received with regard to the shipping of my son’s cremated remains: Warrington Branch 6:00 PM (5 minutes ago) to me Good Afternoon Mrs Chevrolet Hart- Narishkin, I have received your enquiry about repatriating your son’s ashes from Manchester to Switzerland. This is estimated at £1325.00. We would need originals of the following documents... *Death Certificate *Cremation Certificate We would also need some I.D of your son if possible. Method of payment you can pay by card over the phone or bank transfer which ever is easier for you. If you have an further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind Regards Lindsay Hill Funeral Arranger Mears & Jackson Funeral Directors West Lodge, Warrington Cemetery, Manchester Road, Warrington, WA1 3BG Tel: 01925 507 077 Fax: 01925 575 717 40-42 High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1AW Tel: 01928 611 611 Fax: 01925 575 717

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Update posted by Vera Chevrolet Hart Narishkin On Nov 24, 2020

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of all the people who have donated and by how fast so many donations were made, and I wish to say a big THANK YOU to you all. Bless you!

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