In memoriam events

Remembering someone

In memoriam events

North Devon Hospice offers many ways in which to remember someone

In memoriam events

When someone dies, it is only natural that we seek ways of remembering them. At the hospice, we have two annual events that give people an opportunity to remember a loved one in a meaningful and sensitive way.

floating bye circlesFloating Bye

Floating bye is a moving and supportive evening in remembrance of our loved one's.  People are invited to write a message to a loved one and place it with an orange gerbera flower on the raft before it is floated down the estuary at sunset.  Held on every summer, we gather on Instow beach and with gentle background music and some words of poetry, we stand together as the sun goes down, watching the raft of flowers float out to sea with the tide.

You are welcome to place an orange gerbera with a message on the specially made raft. However, if you are not able to join us but would like to include your gerbera and message, please do let us know as we'll ensure it's placed on the raft for you.

Light Up a Life

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Light Up a Life is a series of services held all over North Devon throughout December.  Light Up a Life services give people the opportunity to celebrate someone's life by lighting a candle in their memory. Christmas can be a difficult time for those left behind and these services have proved extremely helpful to people with many commenting on the feelings of support and comfort.

If you would like to find a meaningful way to remember a loved one, please contact Robyn.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

Robyn Tregaskes / 01271 347233