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The truth of the story lies in the details...

If you and your family are having a difficult time writing an epitaph or wording to have inscribed on your loved one's memorial, please read the examples below for ideas and inspiration.

If you are at a loss for words and would prefer some assistance, feel free to contact us. Our compassionate team will be more than happy to help you with this emotional process.

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Memorials are usually inscribed with details such as the deceased's name, date of birth, date of death, occupation, accomplishments along with epitaphs or meaningful words.





Epitaphs are a few words to commemorate the deceased. Some people leave instructions and details with their friends and family of what words they would like engraving before they pass. In other cases, the epitaph is left for the family or someone close to them to write after they have passed away.

Verses, quotes and sayings that are used cover a wide range of subjects such as religion, the bible, their worklife, homelife, hobbies, interests or greatest achievements.

These words incorporate your loved ones opinions and feelings towards love, life, dignity, mortality and the afterlife. Other topics covered can pay tribute to the deceased appreciation for their world views, ethics, culture and philosophies.

You can choose from many different types of engraving and fonts for memorial lettering. Traditional fonts are the most popular because they are the most legible. We can also work with our clients for different languages and alphabets for lettering and engraving where needed.



A memorial is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a tribute to a life now ended, perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved, it is therefore so important that it is personalised to your loved one. 

Don't put too much pressure on yourselves to be the next William Shakesphere.

Sit and think about the person when they were alive....

What made them special to their family and friends?

What did you love about them?

 What made them happy?

What's your favourite memory of them?

Scroll through the examples below and see what stands out to you.

Should you need additional help please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help.

Lead Text Examples

In loving memory of...

Treasured memories of...

Cherished memories of...

Sacred to the memory of...

In fondest memory...

With love we remember...

Eternally loved...

Rest in peace...

Forever with the lord...

Forever in our hearts...

Please take care of...

A tribute of love to...

Pray for the soul of...

Date Line Examples

Born 1st Jan 1901

Died 1st Jan 1999

Came into the World 1st Jan 1901 

Fell Asleep 1st Jan 1999

Born 1st Jan 1901

Passed Away 1st Jan 1999

Born 1st Jan 1901

Taken From Us 1st Jan 1999

Came into the world 1st Jan 1901

Entered into Rest 1999

Personal Description Examples

Beloved Father

Devoted Father

Beloved Son and Brother

Beloved, Mother, Daughter and Sister

Loving Mother and Sister

Dear Parents

Beloved Wife

Devoted Wife, Loving Mother

Husband, Father, Son and Friend


A Friend to All

Precious Baby




A Gentle Soul

Our Angel

An Inspiration

Our Darling Child

Our Missing Piece

A Beautiful Soul

Non Religious Epitaph Examples

Rest in Peace


Gone But Not Forgotten

Always Remembered

Forever In Our Hearts

Sweet Are The Memories That Never Fade

Love Makes Memories Eternal

At Peace

Till We Meet Again

Died Happy

Gone Fishin'

I Have Fought A Good Fight

Don't Cry For Me, Laugh With Me

Your Smile, Love And Heart Will Be Missed Forever

Your Love And Kindness Will Never Be Forgotten

You Lived Life To The Fullest With No Regrets

Those Who Knew Him Could Not Help

But Love Him

To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind - Is

Not To Die

Sleep My Little One, Sleep

Step Softly, An Angel Lies Here

She Loved People And Laughter

Non Religious Epitaph Examples

He Had A Kindly Word For Each And Died Beloved By All
His Friendship Was An Inspiration, His Love A Blessing
He Was Beloved In Life
A Loving Father, Tender And Kind, What A Beautiful Memory You Left Behind
Resting With Those He Loved.
His Greatest Joy Was In Making Others Happy
His Joy Was In Serving Others

A Mother's Love Grows By Giving
All That I Am Or Ever Hope To Be I Owe To My Angel Mother

All Women Become Like Their Mothers.  That Is Their Tragedy,  No Man Does, That's His
The Heart of A Mother Is A Deep Abyss At The Bottom of Which You Will Always Find Forgiveness
She Had A Kindly Word For Each And She Died Beloved By All
She Lives With Us In Memory And Will For Evermore

Our Happiness Together Are Memories Forever

His Life A Beautiful Memory, His Absence A Silent Grief

Treasured Memories Like A Golden Chain, Link Us Together Until We Meet Again

Words Are Few, Feelings Deep, Memories of You Are Ours To Keep 

 Whatever your faith, religious or non religious beliefs, we are happy to help and work along side you to choose the design and inscription that will be a perfect memorial for your loved one.

Owens Memorials have no specific religious affiliations.

Religious Examples

"It Broke Our Hearts To Lose You, But You Did Not Go Alone

For Part of Us Went With You, When God Called You Home"

"For God So Loved The World, That He Gave His Only Son, That Whoever Believes In Him Should Not Perish But Have Eternal Life" John 3:16

"To Live In Christ, And To Die Is Gain" Philippians 1:21

"But God Will Redeem Me From The Realm Of The Dead; He Will Surely Take Me To Himself" Psalm 49:15

"Sleep On Now, And Take Your Rest" Matthew 26:45

"This is The Promise...The Life Everlasting" John 2:25

"In Him Was Life; And The Light Of Men" John 1:4

"The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want" 23rd Psalm

"Come To Me, All You Who Are Weary and Burdened, And I Will Give You Rest" Matthew 11:28

"I Sought The Lord, And He Heard Me , And Delivered Me From All My Fears" Psalm 34:4

"Yea, Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death, I Will Fear No Evil; For Thou Art With Me; Thy Rod And Thy Staff They Comfort Me" Psalm 23:4

"Blessed Is He That Cometh In The Name Of The Lord" James 3:10

"God Is Love: And He That Dwelleth In Love Dwelleth In God, And God in Him" John 4:16

 Whatever your faith, religious or non religious beliefs, we are happy to help and work along side you to choose the design and Inscription that will be a perfect memorial for your loved one.

Owens Memorials have no specific religious affiliations.

Religious Examples

"God Bless My Love"

"To Wake Again in Heaven"

"Resting With The Lord"

"Asleep In Gods Garden"

"God Called Her From Among Us To A Home Of Eternal Rest"

"A Bouquet Of Beautiful Memories Sprayed With A Million Tears, Wishing God

Could Of Spared You, If Only For A Few More Years"

"God Sees When The Footsteps Falter, When The Way Has Become Too Steep

So He Touches The Weary Eyelids And Gives His Loved One Sleep"

"God Took Him Home, It Was His Will, But In Our Heart He Liveth Still"

"O, Lord I Put Him In Your Hands"

"The Worlds Loss Was Heavens Gain, When God Took You Home"

"We Loved Him A Lot But God Loved Him More"

"May You Rejoice In The Arms Of The Lord Eternal"

""Precious In The Sight Of The Lord Is The Death Of His Saints"

"A Tiny Flower Lent Not Given, To Bud On Earth And Bloom In Heaven"

"God Takes Our Loved Ones From Our Homes But Never From Our Hearts"

"Goodnight, God Bless"

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