At the time of making arrangements for a funeral, it is not always easy to determine what your future memorial requirements will be. In the case of existing memorials, it will probably be necessary to remove the headstone from the grave prior to the funeral.
When the funeral has taken place it can take some months, depending on the condition of the ground, before the grave will be ready to take the headstone.
During this period of settlement, it is recommended where possible, that the Monumental Masons remove the memorial back to their premises for safe keeping. This also reduces costs in the longer term should the memorial require additional inscriptions.
Take Care With That Final Gift
A memorial is not just a marker erected over a grave to remind us of the name of the deceased, it is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a tribute to a life now ended and perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved.
Our stonemasons are able to provide a memorial which will best reflect your loved one. From traditional churchyard memorials to highly polished granite and small cremation tablets, we are happy to discuss your individual requirements for a completely bespoke service.
All memorials are made subject to permission from the relevant churchyard or cemetery and certain restrictions may apply regarding the type of stone allowed and the design. We will always make all the necessary enquiries regarding this on your behalf and advise you accordingly.