After the funeral you may decide that you would like to create a memorial as a way of remembering the person who has died. There are many kinds of memorial, from traditional churchyard headstones to sundials, trees and benches. Because a memorial will last, we recommend that you take time – there is no need at all to rush.
- When you choose a memorial, think about the way you would like to remember your loved one in years to come.
- You can plant a tree that will live for generations.
- A stone memorial marks your loved one’s grave in the cemetery, churchyard or crematorium.
- You can create a plaque for a crematorium or house wall.
- Many families place a bench in a place their loved one used to visit.
- A sculpture can be an object of beauty as well as of remembrance.
- You can write about your loved one, for example in our memorial hall.
- You can set up a trust in your loved one’s name to remember them and fund a charity that mattered to them.
If you create a public memorial such as a gravestone or bench, you will need to comply with regulations which can be quite complicated, but your local Funeral Partners funeral director can help you.
Our funeral directors are here to help you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you’re unsure about what to do next, pick up the phone to your local funeral director and we’ll be there for you with our years of experience and understanding.