The burial rate in Canada is 23.1%. If you are one of the many Canadians preparing to bury your loved one, you may be searching for the most beautiful epitaphs to include on the headstone.
We want to lend you a hand during this trying time. Keep reading this article for ten loving epitaphs to consider.
1. Rest in Peace
This is one of the most popular grave marker epitaphs of all time. It comes from the Latin phrase requiescat in pace. A less common version to consider for your loved one is 'At Rest.'
2. Cherished Always
Show how loved your relative or family member was with a reminder of their bond with those still living.
To cherish means lovingly protecting and caring for someone. It can also mean 'to hold dear,' which is perfect for your dear loved one.
3. Together Forever
One of our most popular requests, this epitaph is also the most romantic. It is the perfect gravestone design to reflect your everlasting love for your spouse, child, or parent.
4. In Loving Memory
This epitaph comes from the song In Loving Memory by Alter Bridge. The rock band's guitarist, Mark Tremonti, has said that he wrote the song about his late mother.
Alternatives to consider include 'In Cherished Memory,' 'Lovingly Remembered,' 'Loved and Remembered,' and 'Fond Memories.'
5. Forever With the Lord
What better way to reflect your loved one's faith than with this epitaph? Alternatives to this beautiful saying are 'In God's Keeping' and 'Rest in the Arms of Jesus.'
6. The Lord Is My Shepherd
Psalm 23 verse 1 says, 'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.' This verse, and the verses that come after it, remind Christians that God will protect his sheep in life and death.
7. Peace, Perfect Peace
This epitaph comes from Isaiah 26 verse 3: 'Keep him in perfect peace whose mind stays on you, because he trusts in you.'
'Peace, Perfect Peace' has been a popular epitaph since Edward H. Bickerstaff wrote the eponymous hymn for a dying relative in 1875.
8. Always in Our Hearts
Your loved one may be gone from the physical world, but they will live on in your heart. Let your loved one live on forever with this epitaph or its alternative, 'Forever in our Hearts.'
9. 'Til We Meet Again
If you plan to join your loved one in Heaven, this is one of the most meaningful epitaphs to use. It also refers to a quote by Paul Stefaniak, author of In God's Hands, In God's Time.
You can also pay homage to your loved one's love of classic rock. Jimi Hendrix once said: 'The story of love is hello and goodbye... until we meet again.'
10. Our Little Angel
This is one of the best epitaphs for children's headstones. No parent wants to outlive their child. Remember your little one forever with this beautiful message.
Get These Beautiful Epitaphs at Mortimer's Monumental Works
These ten beautiful epitaphs will pay tribute to your dear loved one. If you don't find one you like on this list, give us a call, and we'll help you personalize an epitaph that is as unique as your loved one.
Are you searching for gravestones in Canada? Mortimer's offers custom gravestone designs and personalized epitaphs for clients in Canada and the US. Contact Mortimer's to get started.