A wall honouring cremated loved ones at a local cemetery has proven a worthy project, as plaques honouring departed loved ones now fill its top row.
The Maddingley General Cemetery Trust completed the memorial wall in June this year, naming it ‘The Allan Comrie Wall – For Plaques Acknowledging the lives of People Whose Ashes are Scattered Elsewhere’ after 40-year volunteer at the cemetery Allan Comrie.
Trust Member Rick Dickson said it was lovely seeing the community take up the concept.
“The emotionally inspired idea of creating a place for remembrance where plaques acknowledging the lives of people whose ashes are scattered elsewhere can be installed has proven to be of great interest to the community. Already we have had eight plaques ordered and the complete top row on the wall has now been taken,” Mr Dickson told the Moorabool News.
“We have created something that was missing for those that have lost loved ones. It is very touching to see the response we get once people understand the concept.”
The wall was first approved at a Trust meeting on 13 February this year, and was supported by Jim O’Rourke from O’Rourke Monuments.
Five walls in the cemetery grounds have also been identified by the Trust to accommodate similar plaques in the future if the need arises.