Memorial options

Burial memorial options

A memorial plays an important part in the burial process. It creates a permanent record of the burial site, which becomes a place where memories can be revisited, emotions explored, as well as a place where future generations can come to visit.

Cremation memorial options

Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance is a beautiful, secure and peaceful environment where cremated remains can be placed forever. Here family members and descendants can come and reflect to celebrate the life of their relative or friend. 

 

Establishing a memorial provides an important link between the past and the future. Our burial sites and cremation memorials are perpetual – giving your family a permanent place for you to visit and reflect, which we will always preserve.

We respect and cater to all faiths, all denominations, and all traditions. We are as diverse as modern Australia, with options to suit everyone.

We can also help you create and place a memorial, even when ashes have previously been scattered.

We strive to create a solemn place where people will feel comfortable spending time, talking with family and friends about a loved one, being with them on special days, and passing on fond stories about them to the next generation.

 

Your memorialisation options

When someone you love passes away, having to make a lot of decisions often in a very short time frame can feel overwhelming. These days many Australian families are choosing cremation over burial, and in films and literature ashes are often scattered to the four winds, which seems like the normal thing to do. But the reality of the situation is a little different. Most families choose a permanent memorial for their loved one. A place to visit, a place to remember, a place to grieve. Today's parks and bushlands, however special to your loved one, may not be around in the long term. That beautiful quiet location could be redeveloped as a busy shopping centre or a private housing estate. Remember also, you may not always be living in the same home, and when you move you lose access to any memorial you may have created in your own garden. If you keep ashes at home other family members may feel excluded or regret not having a special place to visit. There are also issues of safety and security to consider.

Memorial Parks and Gardens are specially set aside for this purpose, they'll be here forever. Memorials like this are lasting tributes of remembrance to those we love. It provides a permanent secure setting for their life to be commemorated and a historical and genealogical record for your ancestry for future generations. A memorial can assist in the healing process. Family members are often pleasantly surprised how many friends and colleagues attend the funeral of their loved one, and later choose to visit the memorial. It provides a physical place where family and friends can gather to celebrate a life, mourn their loss or simply remember. As time passes, the significance of key dates grows – birthdays, anniversaries – and initially, some families choose to have the ashes of their loved ones at home, but later realise the value of a permanent memorial that everyone can visit.

Alternatively, you can scatter a portion somewhere that holds special meaning and lay the remainder to rest in a memorial or even create a memorial without ashes. Now some families find it very comforting to visit the memorial of a parent or a grandparent on Mother's or Father's Day. Special services in the gardens' chapels are often held on these occasions, and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Aerial view of Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance

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