Dedicate a tree to your loved one at one of Leeds’ cemeteries or see your loved one’s name in the Book of Remembrance and create a memorial that best celebrates the life of your loved one.
Remembering your loved one in Leeds
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 Leeds, there are several ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including their own tree or bush at the cemetery or an entry in the Book of Remembrance.
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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.
In Leeds, you can dedicate a tree or rose shrub to your loved one. The prices vary depending on which tree you choose and how long you want the lease to be. For example, you can lease a tree for twenty-five years or a rose tree or shrub for ten years—but they can be renewed after this point, if you wish.
Currently, rose trees and shrubs cannot be bought or renewed at Rawdon Crematorium due to wildlife damage. Be sure to contact Leeds Council directly for availability and prices. You can also ask about the plaques that can be placed on the tree to identify it, or for a map that can help you locate the tree if you wish to visit it and pay your respects.
The memorial trees and bushes can be visited when the cemetery is open and will be kept well maintained so you can watch them grow and mature with each visit. Be sure to check on the council's website for the list of items that cannot be left near the tree to avoid any sentimental items being removed.
If your loved one was passionate about nature, the environment, or would have wanted a unique memorial, then planting a tree in their name is an excellent idea. You can watch the tree or bush grow over time and take comfort from the fact that their memorial will help the planet rather than cause any harm.
Book of Remembrance
You can enter your loved one’s name into a Book of Remembrance. These books are on display at Leeds’ crematoriums, and their pages are turned daily, showing a list of the people who died on that day. Families and friends can visit the Book of Remembrance on the anniversary of their loved one’s death to see their name immortalised there.
The price of the entry depends on the number of lines you use—two, five, or eight. You can include your loved one’s name and add a badge or floral emblem, which will be added in colour next to the inscription.
Additionally, you can also order copies of the inscription for those who are not able to visit the Book of Remembrance. This price also depends on the number lines used whether or not an emblem has been included. The copies will arrive as cards that you can keep and display, if you’d like to. This is a wonderful way to keep your loved one’s memory alive and to keep them close to you.
Some cemeteries also have access to the Book of Remembrance online, allowing your loved one’s friends and family to view the entry no matter where they are in the world. You can ask Leeds Council or the cemetery if you would like more information on this.
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