A Memorial Ceremony is an opportunity for a wider circle of family and friends to gather and celebrate the life of the deceased. It is not a Funeral Ceremony as there will not be a Committal aspect to the Ceremony as this will have been carried out prior to the Memorial Ceremony.
A Memorial Ceremony is often held when there are large numbers of people wishing to attend or when significant family and friends were unable to attend the actual Funeral Ceremony.
A Memorial Ceremony is normally held between 4 – 6 weeks following the funeral. The Ceremony can be held almost anywhere and the content is much more focussed on Celebrating the life that has been lived. It is common for a majority of the content to be delivered by the family and friends of the deceased.
(Picture: Courtesy of Noah Silliman).
The content of the Ceremony may include tributes delivered by those who knew the deceased and recital of music, poetry or readings that were significant to the the person who has died.