Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: IMG_7757, Deadman, Mt-Royal Cemetery, Outremont, Quebec

Originally uploaded by radiatingeye
Photo from radiantingeye's flickr set Mont-Royal Cemetery.

Isn't it nice? The Deadman family have a place which memorializes their dearly departed.

"Why is having a place to visit so important ?

Because it provides a focal point for memorializing the deceased. To remember and to be remembered are natural human needs. Throughout history, memorialization of the dead has been a key component of almost every culture. Psychologists say that remembrance practices, from the funeral or memorial service to permanent memorialization, serve an important emotional function for survivors by helping bring closure and allowing the healing process to begin. Providing a permanent resting place for the deceased is a dignified treatment for a loved one's mortal remains, which fulfills the natural human desire for memorialization."


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