There are a number of other ways that a family can still have a special memorial at a cemetery even if their loved one is not interred there. For example, if a person’s ashes are scattered elsewhere, there can still be a dedicated plaque at a local cemetery. We can help advise you, as different cemeteries offer different options.
Many cemeteries offer ash burial plots so your loved one can be cremated but also have a lasting resting place.
Cemeteries also provide walls of remembrance to remember the deceased. At Maunu Cemetery people can be included in the Robinson Memorials Book, while other cemeteries around the region have memorial walls on which each individual has their own remembrance plaque.
A dedicated memorial allows for collective remembrance and becomes a place of common memory. Memorials have a longevity way beyond our normal lifetime and so they are a way of connecting new generations to the past as well as keeping the deceased in our consciousness.
We are happy to talk you through the different options available to you and will be there to help every step of the way as you choose a memorial which best suits your family’s needs.