CHOOSING AN EPITAPH

An epitaph, or gravestone inscription, by definition, is a short text honouring a deceased person, usually a meaningful quote or Bible verse, thaserves many purposes. Translated from Greek to mean "upon a tomb," epitaphs can identify the deceased, summarize an entire life or profession, or express tributes from mourners left behind. Memorable epitaphs can even bring a final smile or tear to those left behind.

 

Often a short and sweet phrase can say everything we need to say about the departed. Here are some examples of epitaphs commonly found on gravestones:

  • Rest in Peace

  • In Loving Memory

  • Until We Meet Again

  • A Life Measured in Memories

  • Beloved Mother/Father, Wife/Husband, and Friend

  • Gone But Never Forgotten

  • A Lifetime of Laughter and Love

  • Friend to Many, Stranger to None

We have many other suggested epitaphs to inspire you but we find that families often take comfort in reflecting and creating an original and meaningful epitaph of their own.

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