Memorial ideas in Shrewsbury

How to remember your loved one in Shrewsbury.

Pay tribute to your loved ones with a plaque dedicated to them in the Memorial Gardens at Emstrey Crematorium or a Rose Bush on the grounds where you can visit regularly.

Remembering your loved one in Shrewsbury

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 Shrewsbury, there are many ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including a plaque at the Memorial Gardens or by dedicating a Rose Bush to them at Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery. You can also contact the crematorium for more information about other memorial options that you can explore. 

Find your funeral director in Shrewsbury 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. 

Memorial Gardens 

You could commemorate your loved one at the Memorial Gardens at Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery. The gardens are well maintained and are a peaceful and dignified space to pay tribute. 

There are many options for a memorial here, from a plaque on a wall or bench. Each option is priced differently, so be sure to contact the crematorium for more information. 

The Memorial Gardens are very peaceful and will offer you the space you need.

Rose Bush

Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery offers the option to dedicate a rose bush to your loved one. The crematorium will add a plaque in front of the dedicated rose bush, and you’ll have the option of adding more names to the plaque in the future, if you’d like to. 

As the gardens are so tranquil, they are a wonderful place to pay tribute to your loved one — you’ll be able to enjoy a quiet hour paying your respects to your loved one in a beautiful garden. 

Be sure to check with the crematorium itself for details on availability and pricing.

Book of Remembrance 

For those that want to see their loved ones’ names immortalised in ink, you can add your loved ones’ names to the Book of Remembrance at Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery. The book has space for your loved one’s name, the date they died, and any other details you’d like to include. You can choose between two, five, and eight lines of text and add a motif too such as a crest, badge, or flower with longer texts. 

The pages of the book are changed daily, allowing you to visit on the anniversary of your loved one’s death and see their name in the Book of Remembrance. The book is displayed in the crematorium for you to view during opening hours. You can contact the crematorium directly to find out their opening hours and if you need an appointment or not to view the book. 

For those unable to visit the crematorium you can also purchase personal copies of the Book of Remembrance. You can choose from miniature copies of the inscription or memorial cards that you can keep or display in your home. To find out more about the cost of these, the inscription, and other information you might need, you can 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.

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