Headstone Photos & Inscription Ideas

Here at Cope Memorials, we understand the importance of choosing an inscription for a headstone or memorial for your loved one. To make this difficult time a little more manageable for you, we have put together a few headstone wording ideas that you may wish to consider when selecting the memorial we are creating for you.

We have been established for over 100 years and so are trustworthy and reliable; here at Cope Memorials we will provide you with the best possible service. We are happy to adapt to your needs so that you attain exactly what you are looking for. We understand that it can be difficult to find the right words but, with our help, perfecting your inscription for headstones can be made uncomplicated.

Please choose one option from each heading, 1-5, and one or more option/s from Option 6 to create your inscription:

Starting an Inscription

  • In Loving Memory of
  • Cherished memories of
  • Treasured memories of
  • With love we remember
  • Previous memories of
  • In remembrance of
  • To the beautiful memory of
  • In sincere memory of

The Deceased Persons Name

  • John William Smith
  • Joanne Brown

Your Releationship to the Deceased

  • A Dear Husband, Dad, Grandad, and Great Grandad
  • A Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
  • My Dearest Wife
  • A Devoted Husband
  • Our Dear Parents
  • Our Dearest Daughter

When the person passed away

  • Died 2nd June 2006
  • Passed away 23rd April 2006
  • Who fell asleep 30th November 2006

The Age of the Person

  • Aged 70 Years

A Personal Message to Your Loved One

  • Gone are the days we used to share, but in our hearts you’re always there (57)
  • Gone is the face we loved so dear, silent the voice we loved to hear (53)
  • Her life a beautiful memory, her absence a silent grief (45)
  • To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die (40)
  • Not lost to memory, not lost to love (28)
  • Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day (45)
  • Dearly loved, sadly missed (22)
  • Gone but not forgotten (19)
  • A bitter grief, a shock severe, to part with one we loved so dear. Our loss is great we’ll not complain but hope in heaven to meet again (105)
  • Those cheerful smiles, that heart of gold. The dearest voice the work could hold, a beautiful soul in a garden of rest; it’s true what they say: God chooses the best (126)
  • My heart aches with sadness, tears they often flow. What it meant to lose you, no-one will ever know. Ever faithful, kind and true. Selfishness you never knew. Whatever else I fail to do, I shall always love and remember you. (176)

Inscription Examples

  • A picture of a headstone in a Nottingham graveyard with written text and church design
  • A picture of a dark grey granite memorial headstone with silver roses, made by stonemasons in Chesterfield
  • A picture showing a split heart headstone in Burton on Trent with an epitaph written on both side of the heart
  • A picture of a simple light headstone with cross design, created by stonemasons in Ripley