The music world went into mourning in January 2016 when David Bowie passed away. There were public outpourings of grief, with Bowie's former home in Berlin temporarily becoming a shrine as fans deposited masses of flowers on the street and stood around in quiet reflection. While there were many impromptu memorial services, Bowie's own wishes for his passing were far more subdued. He stipulated that his body was to be privately cremated with no family or friends present.
Commemorating a loved one can be difficult, as it's easy to feel that nothing is a good enough memorial. However, there are ways to set up a permanent, meaningful memorial to them, as explained in this short article. Whether you want an ornate headstone or a large charity donation, there's a commemorative option for you.
Consider A Memorial In Their Favourite Place
A memorial doesn't have to be in a cemetery or crematorium – you can have a memorial bench or plaque wherever you like, within reason.
When a loved one passes, there's little that can provide comfort—but one of few things that may help is visiting their resting place. Whether the stone commemorating their life is a simple marker or a grandiose one, you can feel at peace spending a little time there. However, because these markers form part of a natural environment, they do require some maintenance to keep them in good condition. The same can be said of older monuments for ancestors you never had the pleasure to meet.
Sooner or later, everyone is faced with the daunting prospect that they will lose a loved one and will have to deal with not only the emotions associated with the loss, but also the arrangements thereafter. Many people don't like to think about this subject because it is so emotional, but it'll be a lot easier if you take steps to arrange matters before the event. What should you be thinking of as you start to make plans for the unfortunate day?
Whether to allow the body of the deceased to be present and available for public viewing is often one of the hardest questions that bereaved families may face. The issue becomes further complicated when some people find it helpful to see a body while others find the idea to be horrifying. Nevertheless, viewing has a great deal of importance and outweighs the negative fear of seeing a corpse. Read on for more insight.