Choosing an inscription

Choosing the inscription for a loved one is often difficult. The inscription brochure has been designed to try to assist you.
Below is a selection of traditional layouts commonly used.
We hope that these can be used as a base to create your personal epitaph.

Traditional inscriptions are usually set out using a similar format, i.e.


e.g In Loving Memory Of




e.g A Devoted Husband & Father


e.g Passed Away 1. 2. 1933, Aged 94.


e.g Always In Our Thoughts.

Example of Headings....

Happy Memories Of
In Remembrance Of
Everlasting Memories Of
Treasured Memories Of
Sweet Memories Of
Loving Memories Of
In Loving Memory Of
Cherished Memories Of
Sacred To The Memories Of
Fondest Memories Of

Example of Descriptions....

A Devoted Husband, Dad And Grandad
A Beloved Husband, Father And Grandfather
A Dear Husband, Dad And Brother
A Loving Wife, Mother And Grandmother
A Special Wife, Mother And Nan
A Dearly Loved Wife, Mum, Nan And Sister
A Truly Cherished Son, Brother And Grandson
An Irreplaceable Daughter And Sister
A Darling Husband, Dad And Grandad
And Friend To All Who Knew Him

Example of Dates....

At Rest 1st January 2006 Aged 90
Died 1st January 2006 Aged 90 Years
Who Died 1st January 2006 Aged 90
Who Fell Asleep 1st January 2006 Aged 90
Who Passed Away 1st January 2006 Aged 90 Years
Who Departed This Life 1st January 2006 Aged 90
Who Entered Into Rest 1st Jan. 2006 Aged 90 Years
Tragically Taken From Us 1st January 2006
Born 1st Dec. 1915
Died 1st Jan 2006
1. Dec. 1915 - 1. Jan. 2006
1. 12. 1915 - 1. 1. 2006
1915 - 2006
Dec. 1st 1926 - Feb. 12th 1999

Example of Texts....

In Gods Keeping
Peace Perfect Peace
Forever In Our Hearts
Always In Our Thoughts
Loving You Always, Forgetting You Never
Loves Last Gift, Remembrance
So Dearly Loved, So Sadly Missed
Resting Where No Shadows Fall
Beautiful Memories Left Behind
Grant Him Thy Eternal Rest

Example of Two Line Verses....

Father In Thy Gracious Keeping,
Leave Us Now.

His Life A Beautiful Memory,
His Absence A Silent Grief.

In Heaven You Rest, No Worry No Pain,
Godbless You Till We Meet Again.

If Love Could Have Saved You,
You Would Never Have Died.

To Live In The Hearts Of Those We Love
Is Not To Die.

A Tiny Flower Lent Not Given,
To Bud On Earth And Bloom In Heaven.

Tenderly I Treasure The Past,
With Memories That Will Always Last.

A Last Goodbye You Didn't Say,
But In My Heart You Will Always Stay.

Out Of The Depths I Have Cried To Thee,
Lord-'Hear My Prayer'.

Only Goodnight Beloved,
Not Farewell.

Deep In My Heart You Will Always Stay,
Loved And Remembered Every Day.

Example of Four line verses....

A Special Smile, A Special Face
A Special Mum We Can't Replace,
You Gave Your Love, Your Whole Life Through
God Bless You Mum, We Love You Too.

No Farewells Were Spoken
No Time To Say Goodbye,
You Were Gone Before We Knew It
And Only God Knows Why.

Your Presence We Miss
Your Memory We Treasure,
Loving You Always
Forgetting You Never.

Through All The Tears And Heartache
Theres One Thing For Which I'm Glad,
That You Chose Me To Share With You
Those Precious Years We Had.

It Only Takes A Litte Space
To Write How Much We Miss You,
But It Will Take The Rest Of Our Lives
To Forget The Way We Loved You.

Inscription Samples