If your loved one expressed the wish to be cremated after his death, you
can still hold a funeral service or
memorial service to honor his memory. You can also retain some ashes to utilize in a memorial
to your loved one. Here’s a look at some of the ways that you can
memorialize your loved one’s remains.
The most traditional memorial used after cremation is a memorial urn. Most
traditional funeral homes offer a wide variety of cremation urns that
can be personalized with your loved one’s name, and sometimes even
a photograph. You can choose a memorial urn that reflects a particular
passion of your loved one’s, and can even divide the remains into
multiple urns so that other friends or family members can each have one.
Memorial Plaque, Bench, or Tree
Another option for memorializing a loved one’s remains is creating
a memorial plaque or bench, or planting a tree. If you choose to have
your loved one’s remains interred in a columbarium or buried in
a cemetery plot, you can order a personalized memorial plaque to place
at the site. If you choose to scatter the ashes in a meaningful location,
you may want to arrange to have a memorial bench or tree placed at the
site. This gives you and others a specific place to visit to remember
your loved one.
A small amount of ashes can be memorialized in a piece of cremation jewelry.
You can ask your funeral home director if this is a service that they
offer. Remains can be incorporated into necklaces, rings, and almost every
other type of jewelry that you can think of. You can then put the remaining
ashes in a cremation urn, or scatter them after the funeral service.
If you’re looking for a
funeral home near Chicago, IL, that can assist in arranging cremation services for a loved one, come
see us at Leak and Sons Funeral Homes. We offer a wide variety of cremation
urns, and can help you plan a funeral service for your loved one. To learn
more about our traditional funeral and personalized funeral options, call
us today at (773) 846-6567.