Inscriptions & Verses

One of the most challenging aspects of choosing a memorial is finding the right words. Finding the right verse to use as a memorial inscription is important and well worth taking the time to fully consider all the options, whilst consulting with other family members to ensure agreement. Visiting the cemetery or churchyard to look at example inscriptions can sometimes help and it is important to be aware of any pertaining regulations, as these can be quite specific in dictating the type of wording allowed. Once an idea has been agreed, you will be invited to see how your inscription will look on stone – before the stone is cut.

Please see below 101 example verses, that can be used/adapted individually or combined. We are well versed in knowing the local rules and regulations – what inscriptions are and are not allowed. Should you need any assistance in choosing a verse or inscription, please get in touch.

Verses 1 - 12

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
A DEAR WIFE
AND MOTHER
ANNE JONES
WHO DIED 28TH JUNE 2015
AGED 67 YEARS
ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
VERSE 1
PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF
OUR DEAREST FATHER
SIMON PAUL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
15TH JANUARY 2015
AT THE AGE OF 89
WE MISS HIS SMILE, HIS CHEERY WAY
WE MISS THE THINGS HE USED TO SAY,
AND WHEN OLD TIMES WE OFT RECALL,
IT’S THEN WE MISS HIM MOST OF ALL
VERSE 2
ALWAYS REMEMBERED
OUR DEAR MUM
SARAH COOK
Née CLARKE
22.06.1904 – 06.02.2011
GONE IS THE FACE
WE LOVE SO DEAR
SILENT THE VOICE
WE LOVED TO HEAR
VERSE 3
FOREVER IN OUR THOUGHTS
‘PADDY’
PATRICK O’BRIEN
BORN KILLARNEY Co. KERRY
2ND MARCH 1919
DIED 15TH MAY 2014
A DAD TO US, A FRIEND TO ALL
HIS SMILING FACE WE WILL RECALL
VERSE 4
CHERISHED MEMORIES
OF A MUCH LOVED DAUGHTER
AND SISTER
JAYNE THORNTON
‘JAY’
1937-2014
IT BROKE OUR HEARTS TO LOSE YOU
BUT YOU DID NOT GO ALONE
FOR PART OF USE WENT WITH YOU
THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME
VERSE 5
TREASURED MEMORIES OF
A LOVING WIFE,
MUM AND NANNA
LOUISE ANDREWS
WHO PASSED AWAY
20th FEBRUARY 2014
GONE ARE THE DAYS WE USED TO SHARE
BUT IN OUR HEARTS YOU’RE
ALWAYS THERE
VERSE 6
IN MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
JOHN MILLS
DIED 30TH NOVEMBER 1964
VERA HILL
DIED 1ST JULY 2014
NOT JUST TODAY, BUT EVERY DAY,
WE WILL REMEMBER
VERSE 7
LOVINGLY REMEMBERED
A WONDERFUL HUSBAND,
DAD AND GRANDAD
JACK DOYLE
1ST OCTOBER 1920
28TH JANUARY 2010
LOVING AND KIND IN ALL HIS WAYS,
UPRIGHT AND JUST TO THE END OF HIS DAYS,
SINCERE AND TRUE IN HEART AND MIND,
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY HE LEFT BEHIND
VERSE 8
TOGETHER FOREVER
GEORGE HARGREAVES
25 JAN 1909 – 1 JULY 2014
CHRISTINE HARGREAVES
5 AUG 1917 – 13 JANUARY 2015
A LIFE TIME TOGETHER
A SHORT WHILE APART
TOGETHER ONCE MORE
AND NEVER TO PART
VERSE 9
MEMORY IS A GOLDEN CHAIN
THAT BINDS US TILL WE MEET AGAIN
VERSE 10
PEACE, PERFECT PEACE
VERSE 11
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
VERSE 12

Verses 13 - 24

A TINY FLOWER LENT,
NOT GIVEN,
TO BUD ON EARTH
AND BLOOM IN HEAVEN
VERSE 13
A BOUQUET OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
SPRAYED WITH A MILLION TEARS
WISHING GOD COULD HAVE SPARED YOU
JUST FOR A FEW MORE YEARS
VERSE 14
HIS LIFE A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY
HIS ABSENCE A SILENT GRIEF
VERSE 15
SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS
VERSE 16
LOVED AND MISSED BY ALL THE FAMILY
VERSE 17
FOREVER IN THE THOUGHTS OF YOUR LOVING WIFE,
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
VERSE 18
TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE
WE LOVE IS NOT TO DIE
VERSE 19
REUNITED
VERSE 20
TOO DEARLY LOVED TO BE FORGOTTEN
VERSE 21
REST IN PEACE
VERSE 22
GOD FOUND THE PATH WAS
GROWING OVER
THE HILL TOO STEEP TO CLIMB,
SO HE GENTLY CLOSED HER EYELIDS,
AND WHISPERED ‘PEACE BE THINE’
VERSE 23
SADLY MISSED
VERSE 24

Verses 25 - 36

A LIGHT IS FROM OUR HOUSEHOLD GONE,
A VOICE WE LOVED IS STILL,
A PLACE IS VACANT IN OUR HOME,
THAT NEVER CAN BE FILLED
VERSE 25
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
VERSE 26
HAPPY, SMILING, ALWAYS CONTENT,
LOVED AND RESPECTED WHEREVER SHE WENT,
ALWAYS SO THOUGHTFUL, LOVING AND KIND,
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY SHE LEFT BEHIND
VERSE 27
TOGETHER AGAIN
VERSE 28
EVER THOUGHTFUL, FAITHFUL, KIND AND TRUE,
SELFISHNESS SHE NEVER KNEW,
HER THOUGHTS WERE FOR OTHERS TO THE LAST,
WE SHALL MISS HER SADLY TILL OUR LIVES
HAVE PASSED
VERSE 29
GOD GAVE A TREASURE FOR A WHILE,
TO FILL US WITH HIS LOVE,
AND THEN HE TOOK OUR DARLING CHILD,
TO DWELL WITH HIM ABOVE.
VERSE 30
A SMILE FOR ALL, A HEART OF GOLD,
ONE OF THE BEST THIS WORLD COULD HOLD,
NEVER SELFISH, ALWAYS KIND,
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LEFT BEHIND
VERSE 31
GOOD WAS HIS HEART, HIS FRIENDSHIP TRUE,
LOVED AND RESPECTED BY ALL HE KNEW;
TO A BEAUTIFUL LIFE CAME A SUDDEN END;
BUT HE DIED AS HE LIVED, EVERYONE’S FRIEND
VERSE 32
A WONDERFUL MUM HAS GONE TO REST,
FOR EACH AND ALL SHE DID HER BEST;
PLEASE GOD, FORGIVE A SILENT TEAR,
A SILENT WISH THAT SHE WAS HERE
VERSE 33
‘TIS SAD BUT TRUE, I WONDER WHY
THE BEST ARE ALWAYS FIRST TO DIE
VERSE 34
LIFE’S WORK WELL DONE
LIFE’S RACE WELL RUN
LIFE’SCROWN WELL WON
NOW COMES REST
VERSE 35
A BITTER GRIEF, A SHOCK SEVERE,
TO PART WITH ONE WE LOVED SO DEAR
OUR LOSS IS GREAT – WE’LL NOT COMPLAIN
BUT HOPE IN HEAVEN TO MEET AGAIN.
VERSE 36

Verses 37 - 48

COULD ONE OF US HAVE HELD YOUR HAND
OR HEARD YOUR LAST FAREWELL
THE PARTING WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO SAD
FOR THOSE THAT LOVE YOU STILL
VERSE 37
GOD SEES WHEN THE FOOTSTEPS FALTER
WHEN THE PATHWAY HAS GROWN TOO STEEP
SO HE THOUCHES THE DROOPING EYELIDS
AND GIVETH HIS LOVED ONE SLEEP
VERSE 38
WE MISS HIM AND MOURN HIM,
IN SORROW UNSEEN AND LIVE ON
THE MEMORIES OF DAYS THAT HAVE BEEN
VERSE 39
HIS THOUGHTS WERE FOR OTHERS TO THE LAST
WE SHALL MISS HIM SADLY TILL OUR LIVES HAVE PASSED.
VERSE 40
THOSE CHEERFUL SMILES, THAT HEART
OF GOLD. THE DEAREST VOICE THE
WORLD COULD HOLD, A BEAUTIFUL SOUL
IN A GARDEN OF REST, IT’S TRUE THEY
SAY GOD CHOOSES THE BEST.
VERSE 41
MY HEART ACHES WITH SADNESS
TEARS THEY OFTEN FLOW
WHAT IT MEANT TO LOSE YOU,
NO-ONE WILL EVER KNOW.
EVER FAITHFUL, KIND AND TRUE,
SELFISHNESS YOU NEVER KNEW
WHATEVER ELSE I FAIL TO DO,
I SHALL ALWAYS LOVE AND REMEMBER YOU.
VERSE 42
ONE OF THE BEST THAT GOD COULD LEND,
A LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER AND FRIEND,
WE MISS HIM AND MOURN HIM, IN SORROW UNSEEN
AND LIVE ON THE MEMORIES OF DAYS THAT HAVE BEEN.
VERSE 43
GONE FROM US, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN,
NEVER SHALL THY MEMORY FADE
SWEETEST THOUGHTS SHALL EVER LINGER
ROUND THE SPOT WHERE THOU ART LAID.
VERSE 44
GONE IS THE FACE I LOVED SO DEAR
SILENT THE VOICE I LOVED TO HEAR
TIS SAD BUT TRUE, I WONDER WHY
THE BEST ARE ALWAYS FIRST TO DIE.
VERSE 45
GOD TAKES OUR LOVED ONES FROM
OUR HOMES BUT NEVER FROM OUR HEARTS.
VERSE 46
AN ANGEL TOOK MY FLOWER AWAY,
YET I WILL NOT REPINE,
FOR JESUS IN HIS BOSOM WEARS,
THE FLOWER THAT ONCE WAS MINE.
VERSE 47
GOD HAS GATHERED IN OUR DARLING,
PLACED OUR BUD AMONGST HIS FLOWERS,
TAKEN BACK THE CHILD HE LENT US
TO A BETTER HOME THAN OURS.
VERSE 48

Verses 73 - 84

HE WAS A FATHER SO VERY RARE
CONTENT IN HOME AND ALWAYS THERE.
UNSELFISH WAYS AND HEART OF GOLD,
NO FINER FATHER THIS WORLD COULD HOLD.
VERSE 73
IN LIFE SO DEARLY LOVED,
IN DEATH A PRECIOUS MEMORY.
VERSE 74
SHE GAVE US LOVE IN FULLEST MEASURE,
CARE, DEVOTION, MEMORIES TO TREASURE.
IN OUR HEARTS SHE WILL ALWAYS LIVE,
THE DEAREST MOTHER GOD COULD GIVE.
VERSE 75
A WONDERFUL MUM HAS GONE TO REST,
FOR EACH AND ALL SHE DID HER BEST,
PLEASE GOD, FORGAVE A SILENT TEAR,
A SILENT WISH THAT SHE WAS HERE.
VERSE 76
THOUGH ABSENT YOU ARE ALWAYS HERE,
STILL LOVED, STILL MISSED, STILL VERY DEAR,
JUST AS YOU WERE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE,
A LOVING THOUGHT IN OUR MEMORY.
VERSE 77
ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE LOST CAN TELL
THE SORROW OF PARTING WITHOUT FAREWELL.
VERSE 78
FATHER IN HEAVEN, HEAR OUR PRAYER;
GUARD OUR DEAR FATHER WITH TENDER CARE,
BE A GOOD SHEPHERD, DON’T LEAVE HIM ALONE;
LOVE HIM, DEAR LORD, AS WE DID AT HOME.
VERSE 79
SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOTHER (SISTER)
SHE PLAYED LIFE’S BATTLE FAIR.
NO MATTER WHEN WE NEEDED HER,
WE ALWAYS FOUND HER THERE.
VERSE 80
IN MEMORY I SEE HER JUST THE SAME,
AS LONG AS I LIVE I WILL TREASURE HER NAME.
DEEP IN MY HEART SHE IS LIVING YET,
I LOVED HER TOO DEARLY TO EVER FORGET.
VERSE 81
A SMILE FOR ALL, A HEART OF GOLD,
ONE OF THE BEST THIS WORLD COULD HOLD.
NEVER SELFISH, ALWAYS KIND.
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY TO LEAVE BEHIND.
VERSE 82
TRUE WAS HIS HEART, HIS ACTIONS KIND,
LIFE WAS A PATTERN TO THOSE LEFT BEHIND;
A BEAUTIFUL SOUL IN A GARDEN OF REST.
IT’S TRUE WHAT THEY SAY, GOD CHOOSES THE BEST.
VERSE 83
YOUR WEARY HOURS AND DAYS OF PAIN,
YOUR TROUBLED NIGHTS ALL PAST,
YOUR EVER PATIENT TIRED SOUL,
HAS FOUND SWEET REST AT LAST.
VERSE 84

Verses 85 - 96

THRO’ TEARS WE SAW YOU SUFFER,
WE WATCHED YOU SLOWLY FADE.
TO US YOUR LOVE WAS GIVEN,
BY HIM YOU’LL BE REPAID.
VERSE 85
WE LOVED HER – YES, NO TONGUE CAN TELL
HOW DEEP, HOW DEARLY, AND HOW WELL;
CHRIST LOVED HER TOO, AND THOUGHT IT
BEST TO TAKE HER HOME WITH HIM TO REST.
VERSE 86
MUM, I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER,
WHAT YOU HAVE DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS,
YOUR CARING FOR MY EVERY NEED,
YOUR COMFORT FOR MY TEARS,
YOUR SMILES THAT BRIGHTEN UP MY DAYS,
LIKE SUNSHINE FROM ABOVE.
YOUR FAITH IN ME, YOUR THOUGHFULNESS,
AND MOST OF ALL YOUR LOVE.
VERSE 87
GONE ARE THE DAYS WE USED TO SHARE
BUT IN OUR HEARTS YOUR’RE ALWAYS THERE
VERSE 88
THOUGH HIS SMILE HAS GONE FOREVER
AND HIS HAND WE CANNOT TOUCH
WE SHALL NEVER LOSE SWEET MEMORIES
OF THE ONE WE LOVED SO MUCH
VERSE 89
GONE IS THE FACE WE LOVED SO DEAR
SILENT THE VOICE WE LOVED TO HEAR
VERSE 90
IT BROKE OUR HEARTS TO LOSE YOU
BUT YOU DID NOT GO ALONE
FOR PART OF US WENT WITH YOU
THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME
VERSE 91
TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WE LOVE
IS NOT TO DIE
VERSE 92
REMEMBERED WITH A SMILE
VERSE 93
HER LIVE A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY
HER ABSENCE A SILENT GRIEF
VERSE 94
TOO DEARLY LOVED TO BE FORGOTTEN
VERSE 95
A BOUQUET OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
SPRAYED WITH A MILLION TEARS
WISHING GOD COULD HAVE SAVED YOU
IF JUST FOR A FEW MORE YEARS
VERSE 96

Verses 97 - 112

ON EARTH A GENTLE SOUL THE LESS
IN HEAVEN ONE ANGEL MORE
VERSE 97
GOD HAS YOU IN HIS KEEPING
WE HAVE YOU IN OUR HEARTS
VERSE 98
GONE FROM US BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
VERSE 99
ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
VERSE 100
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
VERSE 101
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
VERSE 102
TOGETHER AGAIN
VERSE 103
ALIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE THAT LOVED HIM
VERSE 104
ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS
VERSE 105
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
VERSE 106
LOVE’S LAST GIFT, REMEMBRANCE
VERSE 108
GONE FROM US BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
VERSE 107
EVER LOVED, EVER REMEMBERED
VERSE 109
AT REST
VERSE 110
THE LORD SHALL GIVE THEE REST
IN OUR HEARTS YOU WILL ALWAYS STAY
LOVED AND REMEMBERED EVERYDAY
VERSE 111
CHERISHED MEMORIES
VERSE 112