Paying tribute to Fathers at Great Glen Crematorium

Paying tribute to Fathers at Great Glen Crematorium

by Great Glen Crematorium

Paying tribute to Fathers at Great Glen Crematorium

Great Glen Crematorium is inviting people to visit to remember and pay tribute to their loved ones in honour of Father’s Day.

On Friday 14 June, between 3pm and 5pm, a Father’s Day Service is taking place in the crematorium’s chapel, during which visitors will have the chance to light a commemorative candle in honour of paternal figures they have lost.

There is no need to book in advance and no charge for the service.

On the same day, and throughout the Father’s Day weekend of Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June, visitors are invited to write personal messages or place Father’s Day cards in the crematorium’s Letters to Heaven memorial post box.

They can also spend time within the beautifully-landscaped crematorium grounds for peaceful periods of reflection and remembrance.

Great Glen Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, one of the UK’s largest independent owners and operators of crematoria and cemeteries, with 40 sites in England, Scotland, and Wales, all set within beautifully landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, peaceful places for people to visit and reflect.

Westerleigh Group prides itself on providing exceptional care to the bereaved, the standards of which are inspected by the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) in England and Wales, and the Scottish Government.

Divisional Operations Manager Claire Butcher who covers Great Glen Crematorium said: “Occasions such as Father’s Day can be particularly poignant for anyone who’s been bereaved of a paternal loved one.

“Our site provides the fitting and welcoming environment for anyone who is looking for a quiet place for reflection and contemplation.

“Our memorial post box was installed several months ago to give people a feeling of connection with someone they can no longer be with and is a particular source of comfort to the bereaved on occasions such as Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries.

“Regardless of whether they’re newly bereaved, lost their loved one a while ago, or where their funeral took place, our Father’s Day invitation is open to anyone who is looking for a place of comfort at this special time of year.”