A memorial ceremony is usually held after a funeral but, if your loved one has donated their body to science or has been buried abroad, it is a way to remember and celebrate someone at a ceremony at a place and time that suits family and friends.
Their memorial service could reflect who they were and the life they lived. Think about what your loved one would have wanted. Were they the life of the party, or did they enjoy the quiet things in life?
With no time restraints you can read poems, play your loved one’s favourite songs and even create a memorial tribute video.
Showcase your loved ones hobbies and interests by creating a memorial table of their favourite photos, medals and certificates and items that reflect the life they led. Ideas include their guitar, camera, walking boots, bee suit, wet suit, photographs or even a book of their favourite poetry.
Think about dedicating a memorial bench, planting a special tree or creating a memorial garden – there are so many ideas to help you celebrate a loved ones life.