Memorialisation is the last but very important stage of the grieving process. Nowadays with such a large percentage of cremations, it is often over looked and its significance missed.
Memorialisation adds a sense of permanence to a loved one's life ensuring that the memories are kept forever providing peace of mind for those who want to remember. Memories are precious and at the time of bereavement very important for immediate family and friends, however, they are often lost for future generations. A memorial stands for all to see and visit thus sharing those precious memories with future generations of relatives and friends. Memorials are an important part of our community history. Cemeteries are a wealth of information on the role of families and people in their communities. Genealogists, historians and interested public use cemeteries to record information and derive a real insight into the life and times of our past.
Scattering remains without a memorial is a popular choice by people, but this fails to recognise that many friends and relatives needs a point of reference to grieve and remember. Those that scatter their loved one's remains often suffer from guilt because they have denied future generations the opportunity to visit, contemplate and remember those that we before them.