When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

Unlike a funeral service, a memorial service is a ceremony at which the person who has died is not present.

Some people may have both a funeral and then at a later time, also have a memorial service.  

A memorial service allows complete flexibility in terms of timing and planning. It may take place several days, weeks or months after death. You may choose to plan it to mark a special anniversary or a birthday.

A memorial service provides an opportunity for you to celebrate the life of your loved one, without the constraints of time, venue, or pre-conceived ideas.

There are no rules about a memorial service. You can hold it anywhere you like, perhaps in your home, or a place that was special to your loved one. It can be as long or as short as you wish, allowing input and participation from anyone you choose. It can include anything you like … music, words, symbolic actions such as lighting candles or releasing balloons….