Last Updated on February 25, 2020
Companion Urns Series Intro: Deciding on a disposition method for the remains of two individuals can be a difficult and confusing process. In this series, drawn from our article “Companion Urns: The Complete Guide“, you will find helpful tips, simple explanations for relevant funeral industry terms, a wide array of options for storing and disposing of a couple’s cremated remains, and answers to common questions about companion cremation urns.
What is a “Companion Urn”?
A companion urn is a cremation container which is intended to hold the remains (i.e., ashes) of two people, usually a couple such as a husband and wife. Companion urns generally hold twice the capacity of a standard adult urn, which is why they are also sometimes referred to as “double urns”, meaning that they are double the size of a standard adult funeral urn.
Companion urns can be made from the same materials as any standard cremation urn; the only difference is that the companion urn is larger in size and may, depending on construction and design, contain a divider. Dividers segment the container so that each individual’s ashes can be placed in a separate compartment.
Please note: Not all urn designs are available in companion size.
An alternate use for a companion urn is to hold the remains of a larger individual. See the next post for sizing information.
Shopping for companion urns? Here’s what our customers are saying:
Within a few days of placing the order on-line, I received a call to discuss our selected inscription. We chose to go without the inscribed vertical line so that the inscription would be centered on the face. The urn arrived a short time later and it is indeed a lovely and very dignified resting place for my parents. We are very pleased.
Customer review on Roses Companion Urn
To learn more about companion, see The 11 Types of Companion Cremation Urns You Need to Know About.