Widow’s Plan To Bury Husband’s Ashes At Disney Resort Falls Through
A UK woman’s idea never made it to fruition due to a mishap with Virgin Atlantic airlines. The widow’s plan to bury her husband’s ashes at a Disney Resort fell through.
The New York Post reports that Joyce Jackson is a 78-year-old woman from Abergele Wales. She claims that on a flight to Disney World, Virgin Atlantic lost her luggage.
It’s no secret that luggage gets lost every single day. But, this particular piece of travel gear contained a couple of incredibly important items.
Jackson’s suitcase held her wedding ring, as well as her late husband’s wedding ring and ashes. Reportedly, the airline accidentally left her suitcase at Manchester Airport.
Plan To Bury Husband’s Ashes
Jackson was traveling to Disney World on a special mission to bury the items. She planned to embed them in a garden at the Caribbean Beach Resort, a place the couple visited frequently.
In reference to her husband, she shared, “Gordon absolutely loved it there. He would talk to the characters. It wasn’t a pilgrimage, but I wanted to bury some of his ashes and our wedding rings there.”
She claims that “Virgin Atlantic didn’t care” about their error. Jackson acknowledges that she knew you couldn’t “take a person’s ashes with you, so (she) only had a few ashes and (their) wedding rings.”
She added, “The main ashes are in a rose pot in our garden.” Jackson’s husband died in 2021 after a fall that ended up fracturing his skull.
He was 78 years old. The couple was married for 57 years.
Jackson praised Disney’s efforts to help stating, “Disney was very good, considering it was not their problem. They gave me a toothbrush and arranged for a taxi to take me to a supermarket so I could buy hairspray and toothpaste. I also bought three dresses, a T-shirt and a bag.”
The grieving widow made an effort to enjoy her trip in Florida, saying, “I went on the boats and the cable cars. I went to the places that we loved.” The suitcase was eventually returned to Jackson upon her arrival at home on October 13.
It sounds like she made the best of the situation, even though her plan to bury her husband’s ashes fell through. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Jackson as she continues to heal in the wake of her husband’s passing.