“People who take the time and make the effort to create meaningful funeral arrangements when someone loved dies often end up making new arrangements in their own lives. They remember and reconnect with what is most meaningful to them in life.

They strengthen bonds with family members and friends. They emerge changed, more authentic and purposeful. The best funerals remind us how we should live.”

– Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

The memorialisation of ashes is a decision that does not need to be made at the time of the funeral arrangements.

There are many appropriate ways for dealing with your loved one’s ashes after the funeral and Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium and Lawn Cemetery can provide you with a range of options or answer any questions you might have.

Options include:

  • Traditional columbarium wall
  • Commemorative rose bushes
  • Scattering gardens
  • Garden seats
  • Specialty garden for children

To get more information or an obligation-free call from one of our experienced staff contact us today.

Urns – taking your loved ones home

There is a common misconception that you must inter or in-urn ashes in the grounds or walls of the crematorium where the cremation took place. This is not so. Families may collect their loved one’s ashes and either create their own memorial, such as a special garden or a pond at home or they may wish to scatter them in a park, in the sea or at some other location of special significance. Some families have a Minister or Celebrant perform a small ceremony at the inurnment or scattering of a loved one’s ashes.

The range of urns available is wide and varied and can include those made from:

  • Timber
  • Brass
  • Pewter
  • Ceramic