Many families choose to have a physical memorial in a cemetery or memorial garden so that they have a place to go and remember their loved one. This can play a vital role in the grieving process by providing a safe space for the family to be alone with their thoughts and process their feelings for the person no longer with them.
This is especially valuable on important dates such as anniversaries, birthdays and public holidays. A permanent memorial can also serve a historical record of your loved one that future generations can visit to learn about their heritage.
Finding the right location for your memorial is no small decision. There are many options available to personalise the memorial to reflect the unique personality of the deceased. Choose from an elegant garden memorial, to a traditional headstone or wall niche. You can also select memorials that showcase your religious or cultural identity. For those who are stuck on where to start, take a look at MyMemorial for some thought starters and more information on what’s involved.
It’s advisable to plan your memorial ahead of time to secure the ideal spot and pay today’s prices so you can avoid inflation.
Having assisted many families through the funeral process and making memorial arrangements, we know of many suitable locations throughout Australia. Please speak to your Mareena Purslowe funeral director today by calling (08) 9388 1623 for our recommendations in Western Australia.