This means creating a dedicated place for family and friends to connect and remember your loved one.
A Consistent Place of Healing
In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.
Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.
Having such permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.
A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of mausoleum?
A mausoleum is an independent structure that is used as final entombment chambers to house urns and caskets. These types of above burial vaults are in cemeteries or can be erected privately on ancestral property.
What are the types of mausoleums?
- Family mausoleums: Privately-owned mausoleums that house deceased family members.
- Garden mausoleums: this type of mausoleums is built outdoors and can be designed with work of art, stained windows, and statues.
- Public mausoleums: a low-cost alternative from private mausoleums. Sometimes called community mausoleums.
- Columbarium: serves as the final entombment for urns.
What is the purpose of a
Cemeteries are burial sites where the remains of the deceased are interred. This implies that the land is specifically allocated for the entombment of the dead.
What is a cremation garden?
Is an area within the cemetery grounds that is purpose-built for housing cremated remains. This may include a simple community lawn with plots for urn burials and beautifully landscaped surroundings for creating a place of remembrance.