Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial vault in Guildford Crematorium, scatter their ashes in the Gardens of Remembrance, or enter their name into the Book of Remembrance.
Remembering your loved one in Guildford
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 Guildford, there are a number of ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including a memorial vault, scattering their ashes in the Glades, or entering their name in the Book of Remembrance at Guildford Crematorium.
Find your funeral director in Guildford 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.
If you want somewhere to visit where you can pay your respects to your loved one, why not have their name engraved in stone? At Guildford Crematorium you can lease a memorial vault for 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 years where you can place your loved one’s casket or ashes. These vaults offer a dignified resting place for your loved one and somewhere for you to visit and pay your respects.
Each vault comes with a black granite tablet which can be engraved with an inscription of your choice, and a flower vase for you to leave floral tributes. The vaults offer you a place to come and pay your respects to your loved ones. If you want somewhere to visit where you will know where your loved one’s remains are, then it is a fitting choice.
To find out more about pricing, be sure to speak to the crematorium.
Another option is to lay your loved one to rest in a Garden Plot at The Glades, within the crematorium’s Gardens of Remembrance. You can scatter your loved one’s ashes here and lay them to rest. A member of staff will be with you to support you, your family, and your friends through this process.
Alternatively, you do not have to be present if you do not want to. Your loved one’s ashes will be laid to rest a few weeks after the service without you being present. There is no charge for this if your loved one was cremated at Guildford Crematorium. If they were not, then you will need to contact the crematorium for more pricing information.
In the garden, you cannot put a memorial of your loved one up, but you can leave natural flowers free from wrapping on the ground. You will also receive information about where your loved one’s ashes are, but it will be generalised to the west or east glade, allowing you to visit the area and pay your respects to your loved one.
Laying your loved one to rest here can be a fitting memorial for those that would not have enjoyed their name being attached or would prefer a more natural memorial.
Book of Remembrance
You can enter your loved ones' names into the Book of Remembrance at Guildford Crematorium. You can enter your loved one’s name, the date they passed away, and other information which will be displayed on the anniversary of their passing. Every day the pages of the book are turned, allowing you to visit the crematorium’s Remembrance Room and see your loved one’s name.
You can choose the length of the entry, usually two, five, or eight lines, and add an image or coat of arms if you wish. For those that are unable to visit the crematorium, you can view the Book of Remembrance online or have miniature books or memorial cards made that you can keep.
It is an excellent way to see your loved one’s name and remember them on the anniversary of their passing, and all other days. To find out more about the cost of the entries and how to enter your loved one’s name, be sure to 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.