Howe & Son Funeral Directors - Memorial Masonry Collection

Memorial collection

Your guide to burial and cremation memorials

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Lasting tribute for your loved one

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Materials

Material colour chart Designing a memorial

Lawn memorials

Churchyard memorials

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Books and scrolls Heart memorials

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Kerb sets

Desk and wedges

Vases

Children’s memorials

Lettering

Inscriptions Accessories

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What to do next

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A lasting tribute for your loved one A memorial headstone provides a focus for personal memories - a place to visit, lay flowers and reflect on happy times with your loved one. We have a wide range of designs to choose from and source only the finest materials to produce memorials to the highest standards. When you are ready to discuss your memorial choices, whether before or after the funeral, please contact us and we can arrange an appointment at one of our funeral homes or in the comfort of your own home. We can also make arrangements by post, phone or email, if preferred. Regulation

When choosing a memorial there are often restrictions in place from local burial authorities regarding the size, materials, colours and wording used. We can provide full advice and guidance, helping you through every step of the process.

Additional inscription There may be times when a further inscription needs to be added to an existing memorial to commemorate another member of the family. Memorial cleaning and renovation

Cleaning and renovation can make a big difference to the appearance of older memorials. Sometimes the existing lettering on a memorial might appear worn due to age. We can undertake re-gilding, re-painting and re-leading of memorial lettering. We will carry out a site visit for all additional inscription, cleaning and renovation work to enable us to view the memorial, measure up and take photographs to ensure our advice and quotations are accurate and appropriate. Maintenance plan We offer a maintenance plan over 1,3 or 5 years. Please ask for a leaflet for more information. Can I insure a memorial? For added protection, we offer Stoneguard ® Memorial Stone Insurance, underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance PLC. The policy covers everything from minor repairs to total replacement including accidental damage from lawn mowers, falling trees and subsidence.

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Memorials are made from granite, marble or natural stone, however some local burial authorities may insist on specific requirements. We can advise you on these local regulations.

Granite Granite is extremely hard wearing and polishes to a beautiful finish. It is available in many different colours and lends itself to very intricate lettering and finely etched design work. Finishes: Polished, part polished, honed or rustic Marble Carrara is the usual marble used for memorials. Marble is generally white and has a blue grey vein. As it weathers, it turns grey and becomes sugary, due to surface erosion. Finishes: Honed, fine rubbed or rustic Limestone The material is formed under water and contains shells, such as Portland stone. The colour ranges from cream to beige. Finishes: Honed or rustic

Nabresina Nabresina is more dense and finer grained than many British stones. It is cream in colour with a small brown fleck. Finishes: Fine rubbed or rustic Sandstone Silica stones, such as York stone, can be harder and more durable than limestone. The colours vary from sandy to grey. Finishes: Fine rubbed or rustic Slate A high quality material of unique structure, ideal for intricate carving. Available in blue and black. Finishes: Honed

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Material colour chart As our materials are natural stone, the colour can vary slightly from those shown.

Black Granite

Light Grey Granite

Karin Grey Granite

Dark Grey Granite

Blue Pearl Granite

Emerald Pearl Granite

Star Galaxy Granite

Chinese Evergreen

Paradiso

White Marble

Ruby Granite

Balmoral Red Granite

York Stone

Portland Stone

Nabresina

Blue/Black Slate

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Designing a memorial There are many designs to choose from within this brochure, alternatively you can design your own, following the steps below:

1. Choose the type of material and finish on page 4. 2. Choose the colour of the material from the colour chart on page 5. 3. Choose the shape of the memorial headstone and base as shown below. 4. Choose a design for the memorial. There are many memorials within this brochure that have been engraved with a design. Alternatively, you may want a design of your own to reflect the life and personality of your loved one. 5. Choose the lettering type and style for the memorial inscription on page 18. 6. Choose the inscription verse for the memorial. There are examples on page 19 or you can use your own wording. 7. Choose any accessories such as badges and insignia, photo plaques, sandblast images and flower containers. Some examples are shown on page 20-21. 8. Your funeral home will confirm the cost of the memorial based on you requirements and will require approval of the layout before placing your order.

Head stone shapes

Ogee

Square

Half Ogee

Arc

Gothic

Round

Heart

Peon

Swan Neck

Base shapes

Plain Square Base Round Front Base

Ogee Front Base

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Lawn memorials

HV01 Polished dark grey granite memorial with rose carving

HV02 Polished black granite memorial with a gold line design

HV03 Polished black granite memorial with roses and open book design

HV04 Part polished karin grey granite memorial with a simple cross and painted flower design

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Lawn memorials

HV06 Part polished light grey granite memorial with metallic finish rose design

HV05 Polished black granite memorial with a delicate heart ornamentation

HV08 Part polished dark grey granite memorial with carved flowers to headstone and base

HV07 Polished black granite memorial with a single rose in vase

Memorials shown are available in all materials

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Lawn memorials

HV09 Rustic pitched edge lavender blue granite memorial with Celtic cross

HV11 Polished dark grey granite with a classic church window design

HV10 Polished black granite memorial, framed by four carved roses and rustic pitched edges

HV12 Polished black granite memorial with a tranquil waterlily design

Memorials shown are available in all materials

10 Churchyard memorials

HV13 Fine rubbed Yorkshire stone* memorial with a floral design

HV14 Fine rubbed Portland stone* memorial with a snowdrop design

HV16 Honed dark grey granite memorial

HV15 Fine rubbed Yorkshire stone* memorial with a classic cross design

*UK sourced material.

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Books and scrolls

HV17 Polished blue pearl granite ‘paperback book’ shape memorial

HV18 Polished black granite book shape memorial with curved pages

HV19 Part polished dark grey granite book tablet memorial

HV20 Polished star galaxy granite memorial with a flat faced book tablet

Memorials shown are available in all materials

12 Heart memorials

HV24 Polished black granite heart pendant memorial

HV23 Polished lavender blue granite heart memorial with rose bowl vase

HV21 Polished black granite heart shaped memorial with contrasting carved roses

HV22 Polished black granite heart shaped memorial with contrasting lily design

Memorials shown are available in all materials

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Kerb sets

HV25 Polished black granite interchangeable kerb set with splayed base and foot end which can be complimented with any headstone from our brochure

HV26 Polished light grey granite fully covered kerb memorial with contemporary features

Memorials shown are available in all materials

14 Desks and wedges

DWO1 Part polished grey granite scroll desk tablet

DWO2 Polished black granite desk tablet

DWO3 Polished black granite scroll desk tablet

DWO4 Polished dark grey granite wedge

DWO5 Polished ruby red granite desk tablet

DWO6 Part polished blue pearl granite pitched edge wedge

Memorials shown are available in all materials

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Vases

VS03 Honed marble square vase

VS02 Polished black granite heart vase

VS01 Polished lavender blue granite vase

6”

7”

VS04 Polished square granite vases - available in a selection of colours

8”

Memorials shown are available in all materials

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Children’s memorials

HV27 Polished black granite memorial with a colourful shooting star design

HV28 Polished Balmoral red granite memorial in a teddy bear design

HV29 Part polished blue pearl granite memorial in a hand carved teddy bear design

HV30 Polished dark grey granite memorial with colourful children’s characters

18 Lettering

We understand that choosing the wording and the design for your loved one’s headstone is something you will want to take time over, and we will give you plenty of help and guidance to choose something that feels personal and special. Depending upon the type of material chosen, your inscription may be produced in one of the following lettering types:

Lettering type

Material

Cut only

Cut & enamel painted

Cut & gold leaf

Cut & lead filled

Portland Stone

  

  

  

York Stone

     

Purbeck Marble

   

 

Nabresina

Granite

 

Slate

Lettering style If you have a particular letter font that you would like to use which is not listed, please contact us and we will let you know if it is suitable to be used on the material chosen.

Example of lettering style

Lettering name

Lettering name Example of lettering style

Times Roman

In Loving Memory

Modern

In Loving Memory

Script

In Loving Memory

Times Roman Italic

In Loving Memory

Old English

In Loving Memory

Caxton Bold

In Loving Memory

Zapfino

In Loving Memory

Block

In Loving Memory

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Inscriptions The words on the headstone are a personal choice. We have listed below some suggested verse structure to help you choose the wording for the inscription. Some churchyards and cemeteries have restrictions about the wording that can be featured on memorials and we will advise you about these.

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR HUSBAND, FATHER AND GRANDFATHER (NAME) 1937 – 2019 Suggested verse structure TREASURED MEMORIES OF OUR DEAR MOTHER (NAME) WHO PASSED AWAY (DATE OF DEATH) AGED 72 YEARS

Alternative words • Treasured memories of • Together again • Reunited • Cherished memories

• Sadly missed • Rest in peace • At rest

• Always in our thoughts • Forever in our hearts • Gone are the days we used to share, but in our hearts you’re always there • Gone from us but not forgotten

You may also use your own personal message of choice.

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Badges and insignia We are able to produce any service or association badge or crest, the size of which will vary depending on the memorial or vase.

Photo plaques We can reproduce any good quality colour or black and white photograph in enamel. You can choose from a round or oval plaque, both of which can be mounted in a frame if you prefer.

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Accessories Sandblast images All sandblast images can be further enhanced with gold leaf or even coloured enamel prints. These sandblasted finishes can be applied to any granite, marble or natural stone memorial. Alternatively, you may have a design of your own that you wish to use to reflect the interests or hobbies of a love one.

22 What to do next 1. Make an appointment with your local funeral home to discuss your ideas and choices for your memorial. 2. We will check the local rules and regulations to ensure that your preferred memorial is permitted in the churchyard or cemetery of your choice. 3. When this has been confirmed, we’ll then provide you with a no obligation itemised estimate for your chosen memorial. 4. If you decide to go ahead, we’ll then apply for the necessary permission and permits on your behalf. 5. A scaled layout of the new memorial will then be produced for you to approve. This will show the shape of the memorial, the inscription you have selected, along with the position of any flower containers, designs or photo plaques that you have decided upon. 6. Once the layout is approved, work will start on the memorial and we’ll then contact you to let you know when your memorial is completed and fitted. 7. When the memorial has been placed on the grave, we’ll send you a photograph to show the memorial in situ. FAQ’s How long will my memorial order take to complete? Once the cemetery/churchyard fixing permit is How do I pay for my memorial? A 50% deposit plus the permit fee is required before an order can be processed.

What happens when the memorial is completed?

returned to us along with a signed confirmation and deposit, a standard memorial takes approximately 14 weeks to complete whilst some bespoke memorials may take longer but we will advise at the time of order. Please note that fitting can sometimes be delayed due to ground conditions, cemetery and burial ground regulations or adverse weather. What is a cemetery/churchyard fixing permit? A mandatory application form, specific to the cemetery or churchyard concerned, showing the proposed work to be carried out and signed by the registered owner of the grave. Please note that fitting can sometimes be delayed due to ground conditions or adverse weather. Is my memorial guaranteed? Yes, we provide a conditional 5 year written memorial guarantee on product and craftsmanship. This excludes any letter finish over 12 months or any accessories.

We photograph your completed memorial and send the picture to you with your settlement request letter. What happens if my memorial tilts in the future? The ground in cemeteries and churchyards is always being disturbed therefore ground settlement can occur. Our policy is to level up our memorials, free of charge, within one year of fixing. Can I pre-pay for my memorial in advance? Yes, we can provide a fully guaranteed memorial plan, so there will be no more money to pay when the time comes, even if prices rise.

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Notes

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Our promise We will give you the best end of life care, support and experience with a compassionate and ethical approach. Whether you’re arranging a funeral now or planning for the future, we’ll give you the time, understanding and respect to ensure a fitting tribute.

Our funeral homes:

A Monger Funeral Directors The Old Forge, Sherbourne St John, Basingstoke, RG24 9LE 01256 851124 amongerfuneraldirectors.co.uk Camberley and District Funeral Directors 337 Yorktown Road, College Town, Camberley, GU47 0QA 01276 33241 camberleyanddistrict.co.uk Howe and Son Funeral Directors

J B Hall Funeral Directors 142 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, RG41 2NU 01189 793623 jbhallfuneraldirectors.co.uk J Edwards Funeral Directors 13 St Georges Walk, Waterlooville, PO7 7TU 02392 262194 jedwardsfuneraldirectors.co.uk Lines Bannister Funeral Directors 69 High Street, Ascot, SL5 7HP 01344 620266 linesbannister.co.uk

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