Memorial ideas in Preston

How to remember your loved one in Preston.

Pay tribute to your loved one with a memorial tree at Wrea Green Remembrance Wood, dedicate a bench to them at Preston crematorium, or see their name immortalised in a book of remembrance and ensure your loved one’s memory lives on.

Remembering your loved one in Preston

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 Preston, there are several ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including planting a tree at Wrea Green Remembrance Wood, dedicating a bench at the crematorium, or including their name in the book of remembrance at the crematorium.

Find your funeral director in Preston who will help you arrange a cremation or burial, and give you ideas for a meaningful memorial. 

Memorial tree

Wrea Green Remembrance Wood is a peaceful location full of reflective walkways, ponds, and dovecotes that makes a wonderful place to plant a memorial tree for your loved one. The tree planting season is currently closed, but you can check with the Wood’s site or email them to find out more information to see when the next season is. 

Alternatively, you can sponsor a six-year-old tree and have this as the memorial tree for your loved one. This allows you to visit a growing tree already to pay your respects and feel close to your loved one. The wood is a beautiful and peaceful location that allows you to reflect in peace. 

If your loved one enjoyed nature, then planting a tree in their honour can be a fitting tribute. It also provides a peaceful place for friends and family to visit and pay their respects as and when they wish.

Memorial bench at Preston Cemetery and Crematorium

You could also dedicate a bench in your loved one’s honour. This can be done at the crematorium, which offers a quiet space for you to visit and pay your respects to your loved one. 

Benches at Preston Cemetery and Crematorium are available on 10-year leases. There is the option to dedicate a bench with a plaque in your loved one’s name, or alternatively, you could add a plaque to a shared bench in their memory. 

The prices vary depending on which option you choose, and is also dependent on the kind of bench you’d like to dedicate and how you’d like the plaque to look.

These benches are placed in serene locations around the crematorium, such as near the birdbaths, for example. They offer a quiet point of reflection where you can sit and remember your loved one.

Book of remembrance 

You could also choose to have your loved one’s name included in the book of remembrance at Preston’s crematorium. Enter your loved one’s name no more than five months after their death to see their name listed for years to come. 

The price varies depending on how many lines of writing you include, and if you want to include an emblem, crest, or additional entries. Be sure to contact Preston crematorium to talk to somebody about the process and the prices. 

You can also include your loved one’s name in the miniature vellum book and have a memorial card if you wish. There are plenty of options here so that you can remember your loved one as you see fit. 

Including their name in the book of remembrance offers you a space to visit and pay tribute to your loved ones. 

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