Tree is lasting memorial to loved ones
MACCLESFIELD Crematorium now has a novel way for bereaved relatives and friends to remember their loved ones.
Art installation the ‘Tree of Memories’ is a hand-crafted bronze tree structure. It offers people the chance to add personalised, engraved leaves to its branches.
Standing in the entrance to the Crematorium Chapel, it has been designed to represent ‘the beauty of life, enduring strength and eternal peace’.
Coun David Marren, chairman of Orbitas Bereavement Services, which runs the council owned cemeteries and crematoria in Cheshire East, said: “I am pleased that we are able to offer such a special way for people to remember their loved ones.
“This is a beautiful art installation that celebrates the memories of those we have loved and lost in a respectful and elegant way.
“It will provide a focus for family and friends who wish to have a memorial at the crematorium.”
For further information contact Macclesfield cemetery office on 01625 383946.
● The new Tree of Memories at Macclesfield Crematorium with (from left) Coun David Marren, Chris Heathcote and Mary Slinn