Memorial ideas in Ipswich

How to remember your loved one in Ipswich.

Pay tribute to your loved one with a granite leaf on the Millennium Cemetery’s mulberry tree, an entry in the Book of Remembrance, or a memorial plaque.

Remembering your loved one in Ipswich

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 Ipswich, there are a number of ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including their own leaf on the mulberry tree in the Millennium Cemetery, an entry in the Book of Remembrance, or a number of memorial plaques.

Find your funeral director in Ipswich 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. 

Book of Remembrance

A popular memorialisation offered by Ipswich Borough Council, the Book of Remembrance can now be viewed by anyone online, while the physical volumes are on display at the Temple of Remembrance. An entry in the Book of Remembrance is a fantastic, permanent way to remember your loved one that you can visit on the anniversary of their passing, their birthday, or any date that is significant to you.

Leather panels are also located in the Temple of Remembrance and are covered in dark blue leather and with finely hand-tooled lettering in 23-karat gold.

You can have a direct cremation if you do not want a funeral service

A direct cremation is a cremation without a service. The crematorium will take the body of the person who’s died into their care, cremate them and then bring their ashes back to you. Some people find it gives them more flexibility and space to deal with their emotions, and they can choose to hold a separate memorial service at a later date.

Memorial Plaques

There are a few options for memorial plaques provided by Ipswich Borough Council.

The Millennium Walkway Brick is inscribed with your loved one’s name and is a permanent reminder of a loved one that they then place in the Rose Garden, Walk of Remembrance. Or you can opt for alabaster or marble wall panels available in two sizes in the Temple of Remembrance, with hand-cut inscriptions. Memorial tablets are also displayed in the room above in the Temple of Remembrance, on a central balcony that overlooks the Book Room.

Or, you could select a seat plaque. These bronze plaques can be placed on an individual or shared benches and are large enough for four lines of inscription.

Rose plaques, meanwhile, can be leased within the pre-planted rose beds, and you can request the placement of Yorkstone Tree Boulders at the base of your chosen tree. Each boulder is large enough for a six-line inscription, and you can lease them for 5 years with the option to renew the lease.

Memorial vase blocks are found around the outside of the circular scattering lawns in the Remembrance Gardens at the Millennium Cemetery. This memorial option includes a black polished granite tablet with a personal inscription on the white marble block. A vase is also placed on the top of the block where you can place flowers in memory of your loved one.

Memorial Tree

A memorial mulberry tree is a relatively new memorial option offered by Ipswich Borough Council, and they can install this at the Millennium cemetery. 

A mulberry tree has different meanings across many cultures, but common meanings are growth, faith, and the passing of a loved one. Mulberry trees are prevalent in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Since its berries are edible, its wood is excellent for carving, and people often use its bark to make paper.

It features in many myths and legends all over the world. Mulberries are known for not budding until frosty weather has passed and have come to represent patience. But when buds are ready to bloom, they do so quickly, which has also led them to become associated with wisdom.

The author of Paradise Lost, John Milton, has reportedly planted a mulberry tree at Cambridge and Stowmarket, and mulberry trees still grow there to this day. Shakespeare was also fond of mulberry trees and planted them at Stratford-on-Avon, and while this tree was cut down, the wood from the tree was crafted into many mementoes of the famous playwright. 

The mulberry tree at the Millennium cemetery is a unique way to commemorate your loved one, with a handmade granite leaf hanging from the branches. You can add an inscription to these leaves in silver lettering or put in a request to add colour artwork.

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