Physical or permanent memorials in a cemetery or memorial garden have an important role to play in dealing with grief.
A permanent memorial can provide solace by providing a place that those in grief can visit and be with their thoughts and feelings for the person they are missing. It can be very helpful to have a place where you give yourself permission to express feelings of loss and sadness.
A permanent memorial also provides continuity with future generations and extended family.
Scattering the ashes of a loved one has become very popular in Australia. Sometimes ashes are scattered at a family home - which can be resold - or scattered at a favourite place - which can be rezoned or developed into something else. A memorial can provide evidence of a family's connection to an area and a place for future generations to come and pay their respects to those that came before them.
Creating a memorial in a special place helps keep the memory alive beyond the funeral service. Memorials give families and friends a tangible source of comfort, and are an everlasting place to come and remember your loved one. In a memorial park, ashes can be placed without fear of the location changing.
Through White Lady Funerals' experience in helping families complete this important step, in New South Wales we recommend these cemeteries:
- Castlebook Memorial Park
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park
- Lake Macquarie Memorial Park
- Lakeside Memorial Park
- Newcastle Memorial Park
- Northern Suburbs Memorial Garden
- Pinegrove Memorial Park
- Rookwood Memorial Gardens
- Tweed Heads Memorial Gardens
In Queensland, we can recommend these cemeteries: