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While unquestionably overwhelming and deeply sad, losing a loved one is an inevitable part of life. During such challenging times, those who are left often seek ways to honour the memory of their loved ones to bring solace and comfort. At L.E Brand & Sons, we understand the importance of commemorating those we love, and we’re here to walk you through the options for finding the perfect tribute to your loved one. We have provided bespoke funeral services to the community since 1880. This means that we understand the importance and sensitivity of this process. Our team of dedicated professionals are available 24 hours a day to provide compassionate knowledge and support from the very first phone call, supporting you every step of the way.

Here, you will find everything you need to know about how you can commemorate and remember your lost loved one. From timeless jewellery and elegant cremation urns to traditional burial options, there are many ways for you to pay tribute to your loved one, and to keep them with you for years to come. We’re perfectly placed to help you navigate these decisions to find one that’s right for you, your loved one and your family.

If you need advice or guidance about commemorating your loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Ways to Commemorate Your Loved One

Choosing how to commemorate your loved one is a highly personal decision, one that L.E Brand & Sons can help you with. Whether you choose jewellery, a cremation urn or a traditional burial, we can be with you every step of the way. If you’re wondering how you can commemorate your loved one, here are some of the options available to you:

Jewellery | Carry Your Loved One With You

Wearing a piece of jewellery that holds sentimental value can provide a connection to your loved one. We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one and how much comfort a remembrance piece of jewellery can bring. Our range of memorial cremation ashes jewellery means that you can keep part of your loved one with you forever. We have beautifully designed and crafted cremation ashes jewellery to help you remember a loved one who has passed on. All jewellery listed is available in White Gold, 9ct Gold or Sterling Silver. We also have stones available in a variety of colours including Black, Blue, Ruby, Green and Purple. Our options for cremation ashes jewellery include:

  • 9ct Gold Tribute Ring.
  • 9ct Gold Signet Ring.
  • 9ct Gold Round Pendant.
  • White Gold Long Pendant.
  • Sterling Silver Cufflinks.
  • White Gold Earrings.
  • Memorial Paperweight.

If you have special requests for your cremation jewellery, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our friendly and compassionate team are here to help and assist with any queries you may have.

Cremation Urns | A Fitting Tribute To Your Loved One

Cremation has become an increasingly popular choice for many. Whether you will be displaying the urn in your home or scattering the ashes in a meaningful location, cremation urns allow families to commemorate loved ones in timeless elegance. We have beautifully crafted cremation urns to help you remember a loved one who has passed on. Our cremation urns are made from various materials to help you honour the memory of your loved one with a beautiful design. Whether your loved one has already selected a cremation urn, or you are deciding for them, we’re confident that we’ll have the cremation urn you desire. Our range of cremation urns includes:

  • Bantham Mottled Red
  • Bloom Red Rose
  • Casscade Blue
  • Daymer Red
  • Going Home Black
  • Going Home White
  • Hobby Fishing
  • Hobby Golf
  • Kaleidoscope White Pearl
  • Polzeath Matt Copper
  • Prussia Candy Red
  • Radiance Black & Brass
  • Sun Flower Blue
  • Sun Flower Pink
  • Sun Flower White
  • Towan Polished Pewter

If you’re not sure which cremation urn would be best for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are more than happy to offer advice and explain more about our types of urns.

Burial | A Final Resting Place

For many families, a burial is a cherished tradition for remembering their lost loved ones. The burial process allows families to select the perfect coffin or casket, along with a headstone or grave marker, engraved epitaphs, decorative motifs, or even planting memorial gardens at the graves. These inclusions create a lasting tribute that reflects the unique personality and life of the deceased. There are a variety of coffins and caskets available to suit all manner of ages and sizes. Whether your loved one has pre-planned their funeral and selected their coffin, or you are deciding for them, we’re confident that we’ll have the coffin or casket you desire. Our range of coffins and caskets includes:

  • Featherstone Cremation Coffin
  • Scratton Cremation Coffin
  • Manor Cremation Coffin
  • Featherstone Burial Coffin
  • Scratton Burial Coffin
  • Manor Burial Coffin
  • Simple Coffin
  • White Coffin
  • Seagrass or Wicker Coffin
  • Colourful Coffins
  • Casket Coffins

If you have special requests, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our friendly and compassionate team are here to help and assist with any queries you may have.

Making the Decision

Choosing how to commemorate your loved one is a highly personal choice. Here are some of the things to consider before making the decision…

  • Personalisation

Many families choose a commemorative option that allows personalisation. This means that they can reflect their loved one’s interests, passions and values. Whether that’s a piece of cremation jewellery with a favourite message engraved or a meaningful headstone, families often opt for methods that best align with their loved one’s life.

  • Budget

Your budget may play a part in the decision-making process. You may need to explore different options that align with your financial means. Cremation jewellery and cremation urns come in a range of types and prices, and coffins and caskets can suit a range of budgets. We’re confident that you’ll find something perfect for your requirements.

  • Family Input

When considering ways to commemorate your loved one, it’s vital to speak with other family members to ensure that everyone feels included. The thoughts of loved ones can help you select a commemorative option that resonates with the entire family and reflects the collective memories and experiences shared with the departed.

  • Longevity

We understand that the option you choose needs to provide lasting comfort and solace. Therefore, it’s essential that you choose a commemorative option that will withstand the test of time. When making your choice, we recommend considering the materials, maintenance requirements and potential for future generations to interact with the tribute.

We recommend consulting with our compassionate and friendly team for personalised assistance and tailored advice. We are dedicated to providing the support and guidance needed during this challenging time, ensuring that the chosen option aligns with your unique circumstances and preferences. Please don’t hesitate to speak to us today. We’re here to help.

Why commemorate a loved one?

Choosing to commemorate your loved one comes with many long-lasting benefits. Here are some of the reasons why many families continue to remember their lost loved ones with time-served tributes:

  • Helping You To Heal

Commemorating a loved one can help you heal by providing a sense of closure and comfort. It can also facilitate the grieving process by providing you with a tangible way of connecting with your lost loved one for years to come.

  • Long-Lasting Remembrance

Whether you opt for cremation jewellery, a cremation urn or a traditional burial, a cremation tribute ensures that your loved one’s memory lives on. Cremation tributes serve as physical reminders of the departed and preserve their legacy for years to come.

  • Familial Connection

Whether scattering ashes with your family or choosing the same piece of jewellery as other family members, a commemorative tribute can bring loved ones together. Coming together to honour the life of your loved one can provide support during these challenging times.

From providing support during the grieving process and providing you with a tangible way of remembering the departed to facilitating connections with family, choosing to commemorate your loved one with a tribute provides a wealth of benefits. At L.E Brand & Sons, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect way to commemorate your loved one with dignity, respect, and compassion. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our commemorative options and how we can support you during this difficult time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I ensure that a headstone or grave marker accurately reflects my loved one’s life?

At L.E Brand & Sons, we can help to customise the design and inscription of the headstone or grave marker to capture your loved one’s essence and legacy. Consider incorporating meaningful symbols, images, or quotes that reflect their personality, interests, and achievements.

Are there options for preserving a portion of my loved one’s ashes in addition to scattering them?

Yes, you can divide your loved one’s ashes among multiple family members or preserve a portion in a keepsake urn or piece of jewellery. Keepsake urns are smaller vessels designed to hold a portion of the ashes, allowing family members to keep a tangible memento of their loved one close by.

How many ashes are needed for jewellery?

When you have ashes turned into jewellery, around one teaspoon of ashes will be required. Any unused ashes will be stored carefully and returned to you.

Do I have to open the urn for cremation jewellery?

Not at all. If you feel uncomfortable opening the urn, we can do this for you.

How long does cremation jewellery last?

If cared for properly, our cremation jewellery should last for a lifetime or longer. This means that your loved one will be with you forever.

Can I include multiple people’s ashes in cremation jewellery?

Yes, of course. Cremation jewellery that is made from multiple people’s ashes is quite common.

How long does it take to make cremation jewellery?

The length of time it takes to create cremation jewellery from ashes will vary. We recommend getting in touch with us for more information.

How much does a cremation urn cost?

The cost that you pay for a cremation urn will vary depending on the material used, the design, the size and any special requests.

How much does a coffin cost?

The cost that you pay for a coffin or casket will vary depending on the material used, the design, the types of handles and any other fittings. Caskets are typically more expensive than coffins.

Does a coffin have to fulfil certain requirements?

The type of coffin you choose will depend upon the committal of your loved one. As the requirements for cremation differ from those for burial, we offer a choice of cremation and burial coffins and caskets. Special requirements also apply to loved ones who have passed away overseas.

Can I pre-plan my own arrangements to ease the burden on my family after I’m gone?

Absolutely. By pre-planning your commemorative arrangements, you can ensure that your wishes are carried out and alleviate the emotional and financial burden on your family during their time of grief. Contact us for more information.

Taking Care of You Every Step of the Way

If you require our services you can contact us on 01375 672142 or use our contact form. You are also welcome to visit our branch where a compassionate team member will be available to offer advice. Our opening times are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. A dedicated team is always available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can be contacted outside of office hours.

For more advice about ways of commemorating your loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.