Memorializing a Loved One

Posted on February 18, 2019 by McVeigh Funeral Home, Inc. under cremation services
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Honoring a loved one can help with the process of coming to terms with the death and with the beginning of healing from the grief. If you have lost a loved one recently and are looking for some way to celebrate their life and ensure that people remember them, there are lots of ways to memorialize them. Albany, NY cremation providers and funeral homes have some suggestions that can help you find exactly the right way to honor the person you have lost.   

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An excellent way to memorialize a loved one is to set up some kind of scholarship in their honor. It does not have to be for a lot of money, so even for people of limited means, it can still be an option. The scholarship can help people who are interested in something that the deceased enjoyed. For example, if your loved one was a fan of classical music, why not set up a scholarship that can provide an instrument or lessons for a student? The scholarship will be in the name of your loved one and therefore will ensure that people always remember them.   

Another option is to plant a tree in their honor. This can be especially effective in families that have children, since they get to see something grow that represents their loved one. There are many locations where you can do this, including some parks. If your loved one enjoyed a particular park or location, ask the city to see if you can plant a tree with a plaque.   

A memorial bench can be yet another way to honor a loved one who is no longer with you. Memorial benches can be placed in parks and many other locations, and they can be engraved to have all manner of information on them. For people who went to church often, it can also be a good option to purchase a pew and have it engraved or have a plaque added.   

Purchasing a brick in a building is another way of memorializing the person you lost. Names can be engraved on floors and walls, so that you can visit whenever you want. Usually, you can buy these things from the park and recreations department in your area, and most of the time the money you pay ends up going mostly to charity.   

All of these options can be excellent ones for ensuring your loved one’s memory is honored. Take into consideration what the person enjoyed and try to find a way of incorporating that into their memorial. If you do not know what to choose or none of these ideas suit your preferences, reach out to a funeral home or provider of cremations in Albany, NY to hear more recommendations. They always have great contacts in the area and can offer options. Reach out to a company like McVeigh Funeral Home, Inc. either by visiting them at 208 N Allen St Albany, NY 12206 or by giving them a call at (518) 489-0188. 

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