A Place For Your Tributes
Grief affects people in different ways, and each individual will develop their own coping strategies. It’s important to find healthy outlets for your grief, rather than engaging in destructive behaviours.
Many people find that writing is an effective way to process grief. It allows you to get your thoughts out of your head and work through them on paper. Some people keep their writing very private. Others want to share their thoughts and memories as a tribute to their loved ones.
At Gooding Funeral Services, we believe in celebrating the lives of those that have been lost. We wanted to create a place where people could share their words and leave a lasting tribute.
Our tribute wall is a place for you to share your words about (or for) a loved one you’ve lost. What you share and in what format is completely up to you. We only ask that you don’t write anything offensive or disrespectful.
Here are some suggestions for things you could share on our wall.
Memories of Your Loved One
Write down everything you remember about your loved one; the way they looked, the way they acted, any funny habits they had. What were your favourite things about them? What did they do that made you proud? What kind of things did you do together? Did you have any special traditions? What do you miss most about them?
A Story About Your Loved One
Is there a specific memory that stands out more than any other? Maybe you had a day out with your loved one that had an interesting turn of events. Perhaps you had a wonderful holiday or adventure together that you particularly enjoyed.
Was there a story your loved one told you about their life that you found fascinating? Perhaps they had an unusual childhood. Maybe they spent time somewhere exotic or exciting.
Biography of Your Loved One
Write a biography of your loved one. Who were they? Where did they come from? What impact did they have on those around them? What were their greatest achievements?
Poetry Inspired By Your Loved One
Poetry is a beautiful way to express emotion. Your poem doesn’t have to follow any particular structure; it doesn’t have to rhyme; it doesn’t even have to make sense. Poetry is like art; it is completely personal.
How to Write Your Tribute
There is no right or wrong way to write your tribute. You might want to write as if you are talking directly to your loved one or put your thoughts into the style of a letter. Alternatively, you might prefer to talk about your loved one as if you were telling others about how special they were. It’s completely up to you.
How to Share Your Tribute
You can write your tribute directly on to our tribute wall below, but you may find it easier to write it somewhere else first and then copy and paste it or type it up. This will allow you to spend more time on your tribute as you can go back to it as many times as you need to before publishing it.
Writing a tribute can be emotional, so if you can’t face it all in one go, then take a break. There is no time limit from when you lose a loved one to when you can write a tribute. Our wall is simply a space for anyone to share their writing at any time.