Types Of Cremation Memorials

Types Of Cremation Memorials

Celebrating a life that has passed can be very difficult. It can happen slowly over time or in the blink of an eye, but no matter what, it sure feels fast to have to organise cremation memorials. If you are planning to utilise cremation services, you might not be aware of the different options available to you to memorialise your loved one.

At Lady Anne Funerals, we can assist you with the organisation of your loved ones cremation memorial service and help guide you through making the right decisions for your family in how you want to  their remains. Here are some of the options you might like to consider for your special person.

 

Celebration of life

A celebration of life service is similar to a funeral, though there is no casket or viewing of the body. This memorial is often held after the cremation memorial services have occurred and is a relaxed approach to remembering the deceased. The cremains are either present in an urn or vessel, or are absent and in their resting place already. A celebrant or funeral director can hold a service including photo slideshow, music, readings and accommodate any other special requirements to truly memorialise your loved one. These services can be hosted both in and outdoors.

 

Funeral before cremation

Some families opt to have a funeral with their loved ones body present in a casket before having them cremated. This can be a helpful service for family members to say a final farewell to the person before having the body cremated. A ‘funeral before cremation’ service operates as freely as any funeral and you are able to include special memories, photos, music and a eulogy as you wish. A lady funeral director can coordinate these elements for you.

After the funeral service and the cremation process, the remains of your loved one will be handed back to your family. You may like to keep them with you in your home, or memorialise them through your own private ceremony. Here are some of the ways families may choose to say goodbye to their loved ones.

 

Memorial service for the burial of the ashes

A memorial can be held after the cremation memorial services have taken place. Some popular choices families make for their loved ones final resting place include:

Planted tree with plaque

This option creates a unique living memorial to your loved one, while still having the ability to be visited for generations to come.

Placed in a mausoleum

A mausoleum is a personal preference, considered for single bodies and available for use by whole families. When cremated, the remains of the deceased are placed in an urn called a Columbarium.

Burial of the ashes in a cemetery

This option allows you a place to visit and leave flowers. A common choice for families who wish to be buried together after they are cremated.

Scattering ceremony

A scattering ceremony can occur alongside the other options above, or stand alone as a very casual and personal approach to saying goodbye.

 

Often a special place is chosen by the family of the deceased, or the deceased themselves and a small informal ceremony is held to scatter the ashes. It’s important to check with your local council before scattering the ashes of your loved one as their are some rules around releasing in public places.

 

Planning cremation memorials and choosing the right services for your loved one can feel overwhelming. Allow an experienced lady funeral director to assist you with making the right decision to celebrate the life of your special person. We are contactable to discuss service options and support you through this difficult time.



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“I just wanted to send you our sincerest thanks for everything you and your incredible team did for us in making the most perfect day, celebration and farewell of our beautiful Harper.

I have given a lot of thought to your business and the industry and I think it is perhaps the most important business for families to get it right when it comes to planning a funeral which may be sudden or may be a long time in the making. Either way, when one is faced with the unfortunate situation of needing to arrange a funeral, only then do you realise the importance of getting it right.

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From our very first conversation we could sense your genuine care to our situation and your attention to detail was obvious - this was very different to the previous conversations we had with others we had been referred to. Those other companies wanted to commence meetings with the paperwork side of things upfront which is a very confronting thing to do just days after losing your loved one - and when one of the others that I am referencing couldn’t even refernece our daughters name as our meeting started - we were horrified of how poor the service of care could be.

This is where you and your team shine. After feeling very lost in our search to secure the perfect funeral director to create the perfect day, my wife all of a sudden recalled you standing out the front of your office each morning watering the surrounding gardens to ensure a beautiful front of house. Well, I can assure you, it is not just the front of house that is beautiful - its the entire package that is beautiful.

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The finer detail, such as driving past our house so our daughter could go past our house one last time, then leaving the most beautiful flowers on our doorstep, to bumping into us at the Church because you were just doing your own research to make sure the day was seamless. This combined with your recommendations from every aspect as everything was very foreign to us, you were able to guide us to achieve the most beautiful farewell.

The day itself was simply perfect. Not once did we have a concern. The car was shining, your team dressed beautifully, cold water provided for us, directions for our guests, directions for us. Everyone commented on how amazing the day was and how incredibly your team were. Seamless is the only word I can use. It doesn’t stop here.

Your personal care and guidance then allowed us a more intimate farewell the following day (we are so grateful for for this recommendation and possibly would have missed this special day if you had suggested it was the best idea). Again, you and your team made us feel like you had nowhere else to be, and no one else to help. Just us. The setting was beautiful, the celebrant (that you arrange and recommend) is a delightful, your team make this day even more special than the last.

This is something we never want to go through again but there will be so many others, that like us, have no idea where to start to look for the right funeral director for their own special day. All I can say is that I hope that they appoint Lady Anne Funerals. We learnt a lot quickly and it is again a business many do not ever consider needing but without question one of the most important businesses to select the right person and the right team.

I welcome any of your future potential clients to contact me if they wish to discuss our experience with the amazing Lady Anne team. We thank you for giving our beautiful baby the most incredible farewell that was exactly how we imagined it, you just made it happen.”

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Lee Dowdall
Karen has supported my Mum and me through the most difficult week of our lives as we not only planned a funeral, but interred my Dad to his new home. I will be forever grateful to Karen for her ongoing support, guidance, kindness, empathy and friendship over the last week. Karen has now become part of our extended circle of close family friends.
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