Memorial ideas in Basingstoke

How to remember your loved one in Basingstoke

Dedicate a memorial bench to your loved one at Worthing Road Cemetery and always have somewhere to visit and pay your respects to your loved one.

Remembering your loved one in Basingstoke 

When a loved one dies and chooses to have their ashes scattered, their family and friends may want to designate a space in their memory to visit instead of a grave. 

A memorial, such as a dedicated tree or bench, can be a meaningful way to remember your loved one. It can give you a spot to visit and think about your loved one in an area that was significant to them, such as the town where they grew up or their favourite spot in the park. 

In Basingstoke, there are several ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including a memorial bench dedicated to them at Worthing Road Cemetery. 

Find your funeral director in Basingstoke who will help you arrange a cremation, and give you ideas for a meaningful memorial. 

Memorial bench 

You can have a memorial bench dedicated to your loved one at Worthing Road Cemetery. The bench will be placed within the cemetery and it will have a plaque attached featuring your loved one’s name. The price of the bench will vary depending on the type of bench and how much you want to write on the plaque. For accurate prices and more information, be sure to contact Basingstoke Council directly. 

The council will also be able to provide you with availability and answer any questions that you might have about the process. It is worth noting the prices are twice as much for non-residents of the area. Non-residents are defined as someone living outside of Basingstoke or Deane, or if the person who died lived outside of Basingstoke for more than five years before their death. You can find more information about this through the council if you have any concerns or queries. 

A memorial bench offers you, friends, and family a quiet place to visit and pay your respects to your loved one. They are often placed with a view of the cemetery or surrounding landscapes allowing you to enjoy the view while you honour your loved one. The peaceful atmosphere here can offer time and space to think about the person who has died. 

Memorials and footplates

There are other memorials available in Basingstoke: the council also allows book memorials or footplates to be added to existing headstones in the cemetery. The price of these memorials varies, with no cost for infants under the age of three years. You can contact the council directly for more information about the costs.

You can also erect memorials that are between 3 feet and 5 feet tall. There is limited information about these memorials on their website, so it is best to speak to them directly if you would like more information. These larger memorials are ideal for those that want to include several names or are looking to create a memorial that celebrates the life of their loved one. 

It may be helpful to know that you can also add more names to these memorials later if you wish. There is an additional charge for this, with current prices listed on the Basingstoke Council website. It is always best to double-check these costs before going ahead, as they are subject to change. You can contact the council over the phone or via email for more information.

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