Memorials or headstones are the perfect way of paying tribute to somebody you’ve lost. Sitting at their resting place, they can be added to graves or made to accommodate urns within the memorial itself. But, choosing the right type of memorial and design is an important decision and one that should be carefully considered.
In this blog, we answer your top questions about memorials.
Do you need to have a memorial or headstone?
No, you do not have to add a headstone or memorial to a grave, however, doing so can provide a more comforting place for family and friends to mourn. If you decide not to, the cemetery will provide you with plot number so you can easily find where you loved one is laid.
Which memorial options can you choose from?
There are many different memorials and headstones to choose from, leaving you with plenty of options. Some of the most popular choices include:
- Upright headstones – Fixed to the ground, these types of headstones are the most traditional. They are usually made from marble, limestone or granite and leave plenty of room for engraving.
- Flat headstones – If you prefer something smaller, flat headstones sit flush to the ground or on a small platform.
- Cremation memorials – For those who are cremated, cremation memorials can hold the urn and provide enough space for engraving.
Can you have personalised memorial items?
Yes, as well as a headstone or memorial plaque you can also choose from other special items such as memorial jewellery, keepsakes, urns to keep at home and glass made from ashes. For some people, having a personalised item makes them feel closer to their loved one and helps with the grieving process.
At T & I Stockman, based in Torbay, our professional and compassionate team are on hand to help you plan your loved one’s funeral. We understand how stressful it can be for families, but our funeral services aim to make the planning process as easy as possible. From finding the right coffin to choosing the perfect memorial, we’ve got it covered. For more information, get in touch today.