Memorial ideas in Exeter

How to remember your loved one in Exeter.

Pay tribute to your loved ones by entering their name into the Book of Remembrance at East Devon Crematorium, dedicate a plaque to them, or plant a tree in their name.

Remembering your loved one in Exeter

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 Exeter, there are a number of ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including a tree dedicated to them, a memorial plaque, or by entering their name into the Book of Remembrance at East Devon Crematorium. 

Find your funeral director in Exeter who will help you arrange a cremation or burial, 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. 

Book of Remembrance 

You could remember your loved ones by entering their name into the Book of Remembrance at East Devon Crematorium. The book is kept at the crematorium made with handmade paper and bound in leather and gold leaf. Here, you can enter your loved one’s name and the date they died, along with any other details you’d like to include. Each day, the pages of the book are turned to show who died on that day. 

You can visit the Book of Remembrance on the anniversary of your loved one’s death to see their name and pay tribute to them. The book is available to view while the crematorium is open. 

To find out more about pricing and how to enter a loved one’s name into the Book of Remembrance you can contact the crematorium directly. They will be able to offer you any help and support to ensure that you pay tribute to your loved one in the best way for you. 

Memorial Plaque 

Another option is to have a memorial wall plaque in your loved one’s honour. These plaques are made of Caithness Stone and are fitted to the North and South memorial walls in the central garden of East Devon Crematorium. These dignified plaques are a wonderful way to commemorate your loved one and offer you somewhere to visit and pay your respects. 

You can add a personalised inscription, emblems or motifs like animals, flowers, or a hobby to the plaque too. These plaques are available for ten years, with the option to renew the plaque after ten years if you wish. If you choose not to, then you can collect the plaque and the space on the wall will be reallocated. 

The cost of the plaque will vary depending on the amount of writing you wish to add and any images or motifs. You can speak to the crematorium to find out more about costs and how to choose a plaque. These plaques offer you a quiet place in a serene garden to pay your respects to your loved ones without interruption. 

Memorial Tree

You can plant a memorial tree in your loved one’s honour. This is the perfect tribute for anyone passionate about nature or the environment. There are memorial forests near Exeter, though it’s worth noting that the forests closest to Exeter might already be full. You may need to find a forest further away—there are forests with available spots in Yeovil and Bridgwater, for example. 

The tree will be planted in one of the forests and a plaque will be attached to the tree. The plaque has space for 20 to 30 words, allowing you to dedicate it to your loved one. 

You can also scatter your loved one’s ashes around the tree if you wish. The tree planting company will give you a certificate with the details of your tree and its location, allowing you to scatter your loved one’s ashes there and visit the tree to pay tribute to your loved one. Your loved ones will be able to watch the tree mature and grow as you celebrate the life of your loved one.

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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