A moment of reflection can bring back a lifetime of memories.
At Albany Creek Memorial Park we can help you tailor a memorial to reflect the needs of each individual and family.
Memorials honour and pay tribute to those we have lost, and make a statement about the impact they have had on us, our family and the community. Each memorial is a focus for reflection and a permanent marker of a life lived, where family, friends and future generations can come to remember and pay their respects. All memorials are expertly tended to by our skilled grounds team throughout the year.
We offer personalised burial and cremation memorial options, allowing families to rest together in the beautifully landscaped garden setting, evoking feelings of peace and comfort.
We respect and cater for all faiths, denominations and traditions. Our Garden of Trinity is a uniquely Catholic Cemetery. The crypt and mausoleum spaces offered in the Crypts of the Sacred Heart are two examples of culturally appropriate memorial areas within our grounds.
We have two intimate chapels on site that are suitable for services of various sizes.
Memorials honour and pay tribute to those we have lost, and make a statement about the impact they have had on us, our family and our community. Each memorial is a focus for reflection and a permanent marker for a life lived, where family, friends and future generations can come to remember and pay their respects. Knowing that a permanent memorial exists can take some of the permanence out of losing a loved one and ease the grief.
When someone you love passes away, having to make a lot of decisions often in a very short time frame can feel overwhelming. These days many Australian families are choosing cremation over burial, and in films and literature ashes are often scattered to the four winds, which seems like the normal thing to do. But the reality of the situation is a little different. Most families choose a permanent memorial for their loved one. A place to visit, a place to remember, a place to grieve. Today's parks and bushlands, however special to your loved one, may not be around in the long term. That beautiful quiet location could be redeveloped as a busy shopping centre or a private housing estate. Remember also, you may not always be living in the same home, and when you move you lose access to any memorial you may have created in your own garden. If you keep ashes at home other family members may feel excluded or regret not having a special place to visit. There are also issues of safety and security to consider.
Memorial Parks and Gardens are especially set aside for this purpose, they'll be here forever. Memorials like this are lasting tributes of remembrance to those we love. It provides a permanent secure setting for their life to be commemorated, and a historical and genealogical record for your ancestry for future generations. A memorial can assist in the healing process. Family members are often pleasantly surprised how many friends and colleagues attend the funeral of their loved one, and later choose to visit the memorial. It provides a physical place where family and friends can gather to celebrate a life, mourn their loss or simply remember. As time passes, the significance of key dates grows – birthdays, anniversaries – and initially some families choose to have their loved ones ashes at home, but later realise the value of a permanent memorial that everyone can visit.
Alternatively, you can scatter a portion somewhere that holds special meaning and lay the remainder to rest in a memorial, or even create a memorial without ashes. Now some families find it very comforting to visit the memorial of a parent or a grandparent on Mother's or Father's Day. Special services in the gardens' chapels are often held on these occasions, and everyone is welcome to attend.
From a traditional wall niche, to an elegant rose garden, memorials can be as unique and as individual as you would like them to be. They can also reflect religious and cultural identity.