Legacy of Love: Honouring Your Loved One’s Life Story

May 27th, 2023
Legacy of Love: Honouring Your Loved One’s Life Story

When we grieve the passing of a loved one, we often try to think of ways to honour the deceased’s life story. There are several different ways to this. In today’s blog article, we will mention some of the ways to approach honouring the person lost, but this list is by no means all-inclusive.


A well thought out and well-written obituary is one way. While a small obituary may be included in the cost of your funeral, you can pay more and have the obituary be as long as you want. When an obituary is published in a major newspaper, then hundreds or thousands of people will read it. You can cover all the interesting and high points of the life of your friend or family member.


A headstone is another way to honour your loved one. Even if the body is cremated, it is possible to bury the ashes in a grave and have a headstone. You would have to discuss that with your funeral provider. A headstone is permanent gesture that can include a favourite quote or saying that the deceased liked. The headstone (or even a plaque) offers a symbolic and permanent place where people can visit or gather.


A eulogy can be beautiful. The eulogy should be written by someone who knew the deceased well and can include all kinds of details from their life including their achievements, good deeds, and/or funny stories.


A close friend or family member can write a book about the life of the deceased. The book does not have to be published in the old-fashioned way. It is not difficult to self-publish a book which can then be sold through a major retailer online. In this way a detailed biography becomes available to anyone who wants to read it.

There is no limit to what we as mourners can do to honour the legacy of the deceased. Some people create charities or scholarships. If you would like to talk about a funeral or lasting legacy, please feel free to call us at (604) 463-8121.


Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, provides has been providing compassionate funeral services on the Lower Mainland for over 60 years. We have deep roots in the community and take great pride in caring ethics and exemplary service. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about funeral services, please call us at (604) 463-8121.