You may wish to hold a Memorial Service at a date after the cremation or burial. The main difference between a Funeral and a Memorial Service is that the coffin is not present at a Memorial Service. If the coffin is present, we tend to call this a ‘Funeral’ Service.
A Memorial Service can be held almost anywhere – a park, venue, home, backyard, beach. Sometimes people scatter the ashes at a Memorial Service but this does not have to occur.
Jackie’s Funerals can help you to design and deliver a Memorial Service. We can work with you on the elements of the Service, both physical and spoken. For example, you might wish to have:
- a Memorial Table displaying objects and images from your loved one’s life
- notepaper for people to write messages for the loved one and the loved one’s family
- origami paper and coloured pens so people can craft a special farewell for your loved one
- flowers, candles and petals to send with your loved one’s memory
- a tree planting, stone blessing or plaque laying to memorialise your loved one
Get in touch any time for a free, no-obligation quote and a chat about your needs.
At any time of the day or night, 24/7, 365 days a year, we can arrange for your loved one to be transferred into our mortuary care.
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When my father died I started looking for a way to give him a send off he would love. I knew he would think a conventional service at the Crematorium would be ‘meaningless’ and a ‘waste of money.’ I also wanted it to reflect him as a person, particularly his deep love of the land he cared for, his passion for classical music and a heavy dose of whimsy and fun.
We decided to cremate him privately and have a ceremony later to give his ashes back to the land he loved. I also wanted to make sure we did not ‘offend’ the deeply religious coming or the atheists.
When I spoke to Jackie I knew she was perfect. She met with us to get to know Dad and my creative mother. We had ideas she helped weave into a beautiful ceremony celebrating his life and she added her own twist which we loved. Without exception, everyone commented on how amazing and beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you Jackie.