The Importance of a Cemetery to Our Community

By: David Tindall
Monday, April 3, 2017

In today’s age, cemeteries are often depicted as a place of darkness and sadness. The media likes to paint this dark image of cemeteries because it’s a place that people associated with sadness. However, throughout this article, our funeral directors here at Tindall Funeral Home, are going to take a look at how the final resting spot for your loved can actually help people and community through the grief.

 

Linking Families Together

Although it may seem like a cemetery is bringing families apart by death, it can actually bring families together. Death is never an easy event to deal with, and for some it doesn’t seem to get easier with over time. When you are going through the grieving process, family members can gather at the cemetery and share some of your favourite memories. When you feel like you are physically close to your passed loved one it can help you through the grieving process.

 

Community Connection Through History

In the tragic event of something that affects your entire community such as a fire, or a shooting, a cemetery can offer a place for the community to all gather together in remembrance. When your community is able to come together to help each other, it is helping to build that sense of togetherness that is needed during difficult times.

Another example of how a cemetery can link a community by moments in history is if someone famous is buried within the city. It can be a moment of pride for the members of your community. It can also make you feel like you are close to a part of history by visiting their plot.

 

A Place of Serenity

Although media likes to portray cemeteries as a place of darkness, they can actually be the polar opposite. They are a place of serenity and a great place to collect your thoughts as they are quiet and you can take some times to yourself. You can take the time to go and visit someone that has passed and spend a few moments gather how you are feeling. Cemeteries are a placed to get lost in the moment, and a time of reflection.

 

Memorial

One of the most important factors of having cemeteries in your community is the importance of having a memorial location. They serve as a place that loved ones can gather and honour the life of their loved one. On days when you feel sad you can drive down to their plot, maybe take a book, and sit there for a little and just remember the good memories you had with them. Or even on the anniversary of their passing, you can organize memorials at their final resting spot and share your favourite memories with friends and family.

 

If you have any further questions on this topic, you can contact us at Tindall Funeral Home.

 

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