“I Purchased One Each For My Husband And Myself” – Georgie’s Bios Story

More and more people are thinking about what they want after they pass away and choosing things that feel right for them, all the while taking the planet’s needs into consideration.

Georgie had those conversations with her husband and children. She hopes for a woodland burial with a Bios Urn®. She is great example of how to pre-plan your own wishes in advance. And hopefully she will inspire others to have those conversations and do the same.

The truth is that many of us don’t want to think about their afterlife plans. However death doesn’t have to be scary. And we are the biggest advocates for our family and for ourselves. Just like Georgie.

Read her real-life story below!

Georgie’s Bios Story And Why She Envisages A Woodland Burial


I think the Bios Urn® concept is a natural progression so I decided to purchase one each for my husband and myself.

Our grandparents all had conventional burials in “marble orchards”. My father in law is in a military cemetery in Northern France – however, my parents and my mother in law all opted for cremation. They were concerned about shortage of land, and, besides my mother had a horror of being underground with worms and bugs.

I am British, but I currently live in Spain. Here in Spain, coffins are placed in a concrete “filing cabinets” and remain for as long as the rental is paid.


Georgie´s Bios Urn Testimonial, a true story "Why I want a woodland burial"

Georgie and her husband (left). The “concrete filing cabinets”(right).


I have already attended two woodland burials using biodegradable coffins and these were in very tranquil places – whispering trees and bird song. My school friend Gilly was buried in a very colourful ceremony at the Hampshire in July 2018. Everyone wore their brightest clothes plus floral headbands and garlands – there were guitars and lashings of tea. She is commemorated with a nesting box on an adjacent tree.


Georgie´s Bios Urn Testimonial, a true story "Why I want a woodland burial"

Georgie (left). Gilly´s woodland burial (right).



Bios Urns® are the next step – a simple cremation – not wasting precious wood on an ornate coffin – and then regrowth in a forest somewhere.

If I die here in Spain, I think I would like to become a Jacaranda, but in England maybe a Copper Beech.  The final decision will be down to the children.

In fact it’s funny because when my children were younger and they or anything else were bothering me, instead of shouting I would just go into the yoga Tree position and say very calmly “I want to be a tree”. Now I will be able to!


Georgie´s Bios Urn Testimonial, a true story "Why I want a woodland burial" Yoga tree post

The Tree pose in Yoga

Each Bios story is unique

Each planting, each location, is specific to the individual and family, and no two Bios Urns® in the world are the same. That’s the beauty of these real-life stories, there is a sense of autonomy and choice. Dealing with loss is always hard, and tends to send life in an unknown and often confusing direction.

One thing we believe at Bios, is that people see the beauty of life expressed in nature, and in trees. How we connect with these cycles and these stages is personal into and of itself, but the important thing is that we all connect. Like Georgie’s own Bios Urn  story. Our only hope is to provide comfort and a positive alternative to those who have experienced loss, and to provide a voice for those willing to share their unique stories.

Have you also made your own end-of-life plans like Georgie? Or maybe you have your own Bios story to tell? We would love to hear from you in the Comments section below!

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