Memorial ideas in Bournemouth

How to remember your loved one in Bournemouth.

Pay tribute to your loved one with a memorial bench, enter their name into the Book of Remembrance, or place a plaque in the Rose Garden in Bournemouth Crematorium.

Remembering your loved one in Bournemouth

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 

In Bournemouth, there are many ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including a bench at Bournemouth crematorium, a plaque in the Rose Garden, or by entering their name into the Book of Remembrance. 

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

Memorialisation is the process of preserving memories of the person who’s died

This could be displaying a memorial plaque, scattering their ashes in a special place or having a bench created in their memory. 

Memorial Bench 

You can dedicate a bench to your loved one in Bournemouth. There are plenty of locations to choose from, including Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Bournemouth Crematorium, or smaller parks around the area. Your bench will come with a plaque attached showing who the bench is dedicated to. 

There are six different styles to choose from and the price will vary depending on the bench you choose and also its location. For accurate pricing be sure to contact Bournemouth Council, as they will have the most up-to-date information. 

Dedicating your bench to your loved ones allows you to have somewhere to visit and remember them. Whether it is in a location they enjoyed, or at the crematorium, you are sure to find a peaceful environment where you can remember your loved one.

Rose Garden

Dedicate a plaque to your loved one in the Rose Garden at Bournemouth Crematorium. The plaque will be placed against one of the roses in the formal rose beds. This is a wonderful living tribute for your loved one and allows you to celebrate your loved one’s life in a way that best suits you. 

You can add your loved one’s name to the plaque and any other information that you like and place it next to a rose bush. The plaque comes with an initial five-year lease, after this time, it can be renewed for a further five years if you wish. You can also add more names once the plaque is installed for an added fee. 

To get the plaque you can complete an online form through the council and they will install the plaque. You can also speak to the crematorium directly for more information if needed. 

Book of Remembrance 

For those that want a permanent memorial for their loved ones, you can enter their name into the Book of Remembrance at Bournemouth Crematorium. The dark leather-bound book features handwritten inscriptions including your loved one’s name and the date they died. You can add two or five lines of inscription with 30 characters per line allowed.

The pages of the book are changed every day, allowing you to visit on the anniversary of your loved one’s death and see their entry in the book. You can also add an illustration including flowers, a coat of arms or a regimental badge. To include an image you will need to send the image to the artist for them to copy. The crematorium arranges this, and they will walk you through the entire process. 

You can view the Book of Remembrance in the chapel every day, and you can also buy memorial cards and miniature books if you are unable to attend the chapel. These are wonderful tributes for those that want to see their loved one’s entries. 

To find out more about the cost of entries and your options you can contact the crematorium directly. 

Arrange a direct cremation

If you’d prefer to arrange a direct cremation, you can have a memorial at any time, anywhere you wish, perhaps at home or your loved one’s favourite pub.

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