One thing to consider when talking about cremation services in North Battleford, SK., is if your loved one’s ashes will be scattered or placed in an urn. If choosing an urn, there are many decisions to make such as the style, material, type, and size. Adding elements to make the urn more personalized is a nice touch. One way to do this is with an engraved epitaph.
What is an Epitaph?
If you are not familiar with epitaphs, it is simply a form or words written in memory and honor of a loved one. Usually found on tombstones, these words can also be engraved on urns or other forms of remembrance items such as plaques. They are generally short in length with most being just a single line or two. With that being said, there are no set rules and they can be as long as you wish.
Types of Epitaphs
The type of epitaph depends on what type of message and tone you would like to convey. Most are either funny, serious, solemn, peaceful, or informative.
These words can be written originally for your loved one or taken from a quote, poem, line in a book, or any other place you find. They can talk about the life of the deceased, be spiritual in nature, or anything else you wish.
Examples of Epitaphs
Finding the right words can be a difficult task so here are some examples of epitaphs that you could use or draw inspiration from.
Simple and Classic:
Rest in Peace
Forever in Our Hearts
In Loving Memory
We Love You Always
Always In Our Hearts
In Cherished Memory
About the Deceased
Beloved Wife and Mother
Faithful and Loving Husband
She Loved and Was Loved
Loving Father, Husband, Son and Friend
Quotes and Poems
May you touch dragonflies and stars
Dance with fairies and talk to the moon
You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last,
We will remember thee
We who loved you will watch for you in the night sky,
For surely you will race across the heavens faster than any star
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of Eternity.
Though absent you are very near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear
The song has ended, but the melody lingers on
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.
Engraving an epitaph on the deceased’s urn is a special way to add personality and honor your loved one. What you decide to use for the epitaph is up to you and what tone and message you would like to convey. As far as how long or short it needs to be is only limited by how much room there is to engrave on the urn.
When you are looking at urns for your cremation services North Battleford, SK. talk to the retailer about the engraving process and what can be done. The staff at Martens Warman Funeral Home, LTD. is more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.