Memorial Benches – Remembering a Loved One

Memorial Benches are a great way to honour someone who has passed and a great place to sit for remembering a loved one. They would make an ideal gift for a family member or friend who is grieving a loved one.

Memorial Bench for Remembering a Loved One

It is heartbreaking to watch someone you care about grieve over a lost someone and it is so frustrating when nothing you say eases their pain.  You can send flowers or cards but these will soon die and cards get put in a bottom draw and rarely looked at again.  However memorial benches will become a part of your friend’s permanent landscape and be with them forever and ever.  The carefully chosen engraved words will offer encouragement or reminiscence which can help to raise the spirit and help with the grieving process.

We use locally sourced English Green Oak for a number of reasons. The Green Oak comes from locally managed woodlands therefore minimising the carbon footprint.  Also as Green Oak is naturally very strong and resistant to decay there is no need for chemical treatments or preservatives making it maintenance free.

The style you choose is up to you.  We offer bespoke benches where you and our designers work together to get a design unique and personal to you.  But we have a number of ranges which you can choose from:

What to Engrave?

Many people just choose to have the name, birthday and death date.  But you could also try to have something more meaningful to the recipient. Perhaps a quote taken from the list below, or a meaningful poem.  A nice touch is when someone has a favourite quote or saying which could be weaved into the wording.

Below are some typical memorial quotes:

  • Always in our hearts.
  • We will miss you and love you always.
  • To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die.
  • Nothing can ever take away a love the heart holds dear.
  • You are missed every hour of every day.
  • The memory of you will always be in our hearts.
  • A life that touches others goes on forever.
  • Every day, in some small way, memories of you come our way.
  • Though absent, you are ever near, still missed, still loved, and ever dear.

Deciding on whether you want the words engraved into the wood or inscribed on a plaque is entirely up to you, but the size of the bench will need to be taken into consideration.  Read more about our hand carved inscriptions here or call us today with your ideas: 01691 611 864.

A commemorative bench offers the griever a place to sit and think, a place to rest, and also place for remembering a loved one.  No other memorial really offers this which is why a memorial bench such a touching and ideal gift.