At the loss of a child, parents can often feel overwhelmed by the decisions that have to be made and ill-prepared to make them. We provide parents with clear information about their choices and help to make the right decisions for each family.
We are here to give practical advice on what needs to be done, and we will be a gentle guide through all the necessary formalities and arrangements. Decision on Burial or Cremation will need to be made and whether or not a Religious or Non-Religious Ceremony would be preferred. We can help with music selection, and there are many beautiful Readings and Poems available. The natural beauty of Flowers can help soften the occasion; and releasing a White Dove symbolises perfect peace.
Our experienced team will support families through the difficult time of bereavement, giving both parents and their little one our personal attention and care leading up to the funeral. On the day, we will be there to make sure all funeral wishes are carried out with dignity, and to provide calm reassurance and quiet strength to help the family cope with the ceremony. We understand that grieving does not end at the funeral ceremony, and in the days and months afterwards, we will provide continued support through the bereavement.
Our little white coffins are covered in Swansdown material for a softer appearance, and have delicate silver fittings.
A journey bear is included with all colourful coffins to provide your little one with company on their journey
We have a wide selection of headstones and miniature keepsakes and mementoes for you to choose from. More information can be found on our memorials page or visiting any of our branches.
My Little Angel
You’ve just walked on ahead of me
And I’ve got to understand
You must release the ones you love
And let go of their hand.
I try and cope the best I can
But I’m missing you so much
If I could only see you
And once more feel your touch.
Yes, you’ve just walked on
ahead of me
Don’t worry I’ll be fine
But now and then I swear I feel
Your hand slip into mine.
So Very, Very Special
She was so very, very special
And was so from the start
You held her in your arms
But mainly in your heart
And like a single drop of rain
That on still waters fall,
Her life did ripples make
And touched the lives of all.
She’s gone to play with angels
In heaven up above
So keep your special memories
And treasure them with love.
There is A Special Angel
There is a special Angel in Heaven
that is part of me.
It is not where I wanted him.
but where God wanted him to be.
He was here but just a moment
like a night time shooting star.
And though he is in Heaven
he isn’t very far.
He touched the heart of many
like only an Angel can do.
So I send this message
to the Heaven above.
Please take care of my Angel
and send him all my love
Messenger of God
Oh, little Butterfly,
Messenger of God,
When I see you in the sky
I cannot help but nod.
You bring me respite
From grief and despair
Every time I see you
Sailing through the air
You renew my faith
In all God’s wondrous plan,
And I know it’s all in FAITH,
Not in what I understand
Part of our Hearts Forever
Could we ever forget your
sparkling eyes, or the way you
brightened each day, or your smile
which is etched in our memories,
so your never far away.
Could we ever forget those
The answer, of course, is never.
For you were part of our lives for a
brief time, But you’ll be part of our
The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn’t bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.
But every life that ever forms,
Or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way
For all eternity.
The little one we long for
Was swiftly here and gone.
But the love that was then planted
Is a light that still shines on.
And though our arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do.
Every beating of our hearts
Says that we love you.
A Child Loaned
“I’ll lend you for a little while
A child of mine” God said -
For you to love the while he lives
and mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven years
or forty two or three
but will you, till I call him back,
take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you
and, should his stay be brief,
you’ll have his nicest memories
as solace for his grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
since all from earth return
but, there are lessons taught below,
I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked the whole world over,
in my search for teachers true,
and from all things that crowd life’s lane I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love,
nor think the labour vain,
nor hate me when I come to take
this lent child back again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done”
for all the joys thy child will bring
the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
we’ll love him while we may,
and for the happiness we’ve known
forever grateful stay.
But, should thy Angels call for him
much sooner than we planned,
we’ll brave the grief that overcomes
and try to understand.
For brief and fleeting moment,
an angel touched the ground;
With tiny wings and halo, and sweet, soft angel sounds.
Blessing the lives of others, in beauty and in grace;
Those who saw the angel, knew God had kissed his tiny face.
The angel came for reasons we may not understand;
A journey brief, with gifts so great, and guided by God’s hand.
So, rest now tiny angel, your work on earth is through;
In the beauty of God’s perfect love we saw His gift in you.