Some families wish to have a private funeral ceremony or a direct cremation (when no one attends) followed by a memorial for everyone to attend, sometimes soon after, sometimes after a longer time has elapsed.
The memorial can be held anywhere that feels appropriate, and without a coffin present the choice is broad. In many ways the ceremony will have similarities to the funeral, and will focus on the life of the person who has died. It is still a good idea to have something present to represent the person, perhaps a table of photographs and objects, and also to have a time when, as with the Committal at a funeral, everyone has a chance to say their final farewell and gain some sense of closure.
We can provide help with organising memorial ceremonies and also with the ceremony itself.
Please call us on 01803 840779 to make an appointment or for a chat without obligation.