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In loving memory of
 
In memory of
 
Treasured memories of
 
Precious memories of
 
Cherished memories of
 
In fond and loving remembrance
 
Promoted to glory
 
Forever in our hearts
 
Loving memories of
 
Sacred to the memory of
 
Remembering
 
Forever we will remember
 
Cherishing the memory of
 
Memories are forever
 
Treasured are the memories of
 
Precious are the memories of
 
With love we remember
 
In loving remembrance
 
Remembered with love
 
Promoted to God's glory
 
In love we remember
 
Special memories of
 
Always in our hearts
 
Lovingly remembered
 
In our hearts forever
 
Happy memories
 
Eternal partner
 
In fond and loving memory
 
 
EPITAPHS
 
We have lost them in life
Let us not forget them in death
 
Will be dearly missed, God Bless
 
Sleep in heavenly peace
 
Loving you always forgetting you never
 
Gone from our home but not from out hearts
 
Only good night beloved not farewell
 
Grant him thy eternal rest
 
Rest in peace
 
Greatly loved and sadly missed
 
The Lord is my sheppard
Peace perfect peace
 
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
 
Till we meet again
 
Out love is now and forever
 
We miss you
 
Our little angle
 
We will love you always
 
To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die
 
A beautiful memory left behind
 
Flights of angles sing thee to thy rest
 
In God's care
 
Gone but not forgotten
 
Loves last gift remembrance
 
Remembered always
 
Love like ours can never die
 
In heavenly love abiding
 
His/Her life a beautiful memory
His/Her absence a silent grief
 
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts you are always there
 
Requiescant in peace
 
Lord in your mercy hear our prayer
 
A free spirit
 
An inspiration to all
 
With all my love
 
What we keep in memory is ours forever
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They gave their today for our tomorrow
 
He/She loved and was loved
 
Love makes memory eternal
 
Gone Fishin'
 
While we have time let us do good
 
I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith
 
Great love lives on
 
Sweet are the memories that never fade
 
Deep in our hearts you will always stay never more than a thought away
 
Death is only a shadow across the path to heaven
 
He who dwelleth in love dwelleth in God
 
Along the road to yesterday
 
The saviour has my treasure
 
With love always and forever
 
Love is a many splendid thing
 
Always in our hearts
 
Loving memories last forever
 
Too well loved to ever be forgotten
 
To live in the hearts of others is not to die
 
He/She touched the lives of many
 
Step softly a dream lies buried here
 
If our love could have saved him/her, he/she would not have died
 
Always in our thoughts
 
Forever with the Lord
 
Dear Lord, Love him/her as we loved him/her when he/she was at home
 
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you
 
God's finger touched him/her and he/she slept
 
Sweet are the memories that never fade
 
Resting where no shadows fall
 
Forever in our thoughts and prayers
 
Until we meet again
 
Forever young, Forever in our hearts
 
Of tender heart and generous spirit
 
Our love is forever
 
Love is Eternal
 
He gives his beloved sleep
 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal
 
Your memory will always be treasured
 
By your heartbroken children
 
May they rest in the peace of Christ
 
Another flower for God's garden
 
Precious memories left behind
 
Forever in our hearts
 
Re-united
 
Not lost to memory, not lost to love
 
What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever
 
Safe in the arms of Jesus
 
Life is not forever, Love is
 
A friend to many and sadly missed
 
Love never ends
 
Generous of heart, constant of faith
 
Our love goes with you
 
Our love now and forever
 
Our thoughts are always with you
 
Not good-bye, just good night
 
Rest after weariness, peace after pain
 
In our hearts he/she will live forever
 
So dearly loved - So sadly missed
 
Forever in our thoughts
 
May perpetual light shine upon them
 
Jesus called a little child unto him
 
The hours part us but they bring us together again
 
Night, Night, God Bless
 
Nothing last forever, except our love for you
 
At peace
 
The Lord is my shepherd
 
Forever young, forever in our hearts
 
Love makes memory eternal
 
Loving memories last forever
 
Safe in the arms of Jesus
 
Always in our hearts
 
Sadly missed by family and friends
 
Dearly loved and sadly missed by all
 
R.I.P
 
An angel at rest
 
Rest In Peace
 
A life full of years of understanding
 
Of tender heart and generous spirit
 
He/She loved and was loved
 
He/She touched the lives of many
 
Always, all ways
 
You're only a whisper away
 
A kind heart and generous spirit
 
Peace is thine and remembrance is ours
 
You touched the lives of many, but you were only lent,
for all the angels must return, from whence they were sent
 
God saw that he/she was weary, the hill too steep to climb,
so he gently closed his eyes and whispered peace be thine
 
Death is not extinguishing the light,
but putting out the lamp,
because the dawn has come
 
A bouquet of beautiful memories
Sprayed with a million tears
We wish that God could have spared you
If just for a few more years
 
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon them
May they rest in peace
 
A smile for all, a heart of gold
The very best this world could hold
Never selfish always kind
This is the memory you left behind
 
A light from our household has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled
 
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Never more than a thought away
 
Loving you always, forgetting you never
Your memory is precious,
It will never grow old
It is locked in our hearts in letters of gold
 
Two tired eyes are sleeping
Two willing hands are still
The one who worked so hard for us
Is resting at God's will
 
Life's journey on this earth is completed
Now they rest together
In the love and care of God almighty
 
Without farewell you fell asleep
With only memories left to keep
 
God saw you were getting weary
He did what he thought best
He put his loving arms around you
And took you home to rest
 
We hold you close in our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again
 
Never anyone so loved
Never anyone so missed
He/She will live forever in our hearts
Never to be forgotten
 
If tears could build a stairway and memories build a lane
Then we could climb to heaven and bring you home again
 
Memories never fade
We treasure all the things you did
All the love you gave
 
Keep you arms around him/her Lord
Give him/her special care
Make up for all he/she went through
All all that seemed unfair
 
We never said goodbye
The reason now we know
God knew we loved you far too much
To ever let you go
 
Looking back on memories
Upon the path you trod
I bless the hours I had with you
And leave the rest to God
 
From our hearts, all our love
In our minds, treasured memories
In our quiet hours, remembrance
 
He gazed amid the little ones
And stopped to pick the best
Dear....... was the chosen one
With Jesus now she/he rests
 
Nothing is more precious
Than the thought we have of you
To us you were so special
God must have thought so too
 
'Tis sweet to know that we shall meet
Where partings are no more
And that the one I loved so much
Has only gone before
 
A special smile, a special face
A special Dad we can't replace
You gave your love, your whole life through
God Bless you Dad, we love you too
 
Our love is now and forever
 
Although we cannot see you
You are with us each day
The love you gave us all in life
Death cannot take away
 
Nothing is more precious than the thoughts we have of you
To us you were so special, God must have thought so too
 
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands laid to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best
 
To a precious mother
There was only ever one of you
We love and miss you
God Bless
 
We sat at her/his bedside
We heard her/his last farewell
God called her/him to his garden
The place she/he loved so well
 
A very special person
To know her/him was to love her/him
 
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer
 
Happy and smiling always content
Love and respected where ever she/he went
 
What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever
 
She graced her family with acts of love and kindness,
A tender mother, A faithful friend
 
How sweet their memory still
That no one else can fill
 
Our family chain is broken
Nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The links shall join again
 
You gave us love and understanding
And encouraged us with pride
 
Her works were kindness
Her deeds were love
 
They gave their tomorrow
For our today
 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal
 
Step softly and with care,
 for a families love and memories are forever resting here
 
A gift is sent not given,
to grow on earth and bloom in heaven
 
Time endears, but does not fade,
The memories love has made
 
Wonderful nature, honest and kind,
Beautiful memories left behind
 
We made a promise till death do us part
But when the time came it broke my heart
 
Deep in our hearts your memory is kept
As long as we live we shall never forget
 
A very special person
To know her was to love her
 
We give our loved ones back to God,
We have not lost them returning them to him
 
Beautiful memories dearer than gold of our loved one whose worth can never be told
 
Where memories are faithful
No distance can divide
 
We thought of you today Dad
But then we always do
For what would any of us be
If it was not for you
 
Whenever we need a friend
We know you are by our side
 
There was a grace in her steps
Love in every gesture
 
We live together in happiness
We rest together in peace
 
No longer in our hearts to share
But in our hearts you're always there
 
Those we love remain with us,
For love itself lives on
 
Memories are like gold,
They never tarnish or grow old
 
Our loved ones do not go away, they walk beside us everyday
 
No farewells were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
 
Along the road to yesterday
That leads me straight to you
Are memories of happy days
Together we once knew
 
We lost a mother with a heart of gold
How much we miss her can never be told
She shared our troubles and help us along
If we follow her footsteps we'll never go wrong
 
He/She would not wish for sadness
He/She would not wish for tears
Just to be remembered
Throughout the coming years
 
Gone from our sight
But never our memories
Gone from our touch
But never our hearts
 
God walked around his garden
And saw an empty space
He then looked down from heaven
And saw your tired face
He put his arms around you
And whispered "Come and Rest"
His garden must be beautiful
For he only takes the best
 
Sad are the hearts that loved you
Silent are the tears that fall
Living our lives without you
Is the saddest part of all
 
A loving smile and kindly face
No one on earth can ever replace
 
We cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together
The family chain is broken now
But memories live forever
 
God grant us the serenity
To accept the things we cannot change
The courage to change the things we can
The wisdom to know the difference
 
She was a mother so very rare
Content in her home and always there
On earth she toiled, in heaven she rests
God bless you mother
you're one of the best
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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