Paying tribute to Fathers at West Suffolk Crematorium

Paying tribute to Fathers at West Suffolk Crematorium

by Eden Eddolls

Paying tribute to Fathers at West Suffolk Crematorium

West Suffolk Cemetery & Crematorium is inviting people to visit to remember and pay tribute to their loved ones in honour of Father’s Day.

Between Saturday 1 June and Sunday 16 June – Father’s Day itself – visitors to the site will be able to collect commemorative pebbles from the Book of Remembrance chapel which they can decorate in honour of a father or father figure they have lost.

Between Monday and Friday during that period, there will be free tea, coffee and cake for those who wish to decorate their pebbles in the café while they are visiting.

West Suffolk Cemetery & 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 also leads West Suffolk Cemetery & 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 of reflection and contemplation.

“During their visit, guests can also leave a Father’s Day card in our Letters To Loved Ones memorial post box, which was installed several months ago to give people a feeling of connection with someone they can no longer be with.

“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.”