Remembering someone special

Adding a leaf to the tree, engraved with your loved one’s name, nickname or a short message, is a special way to dedicate in their memory and we hope it provides some comfort to you.

Leaves of life is a public memorial at Southend Crematorium, SS2 5PX, in the beautiful Gardens of Remembrance. You can visit the memorial tree any time the crematorium is open.

The leaves of life tree display on a large white wall

How does it work?

You can choose between a bronze leaf or a slightly larger gold leaf and your loved one’s name* will be engraved and displayed for a period of 12 months. You will have the option to renew your leaf at the end of the year.

Your dedication will help us continue to care for those who have complex or incurable conditions.

*Alternatively, two names or a family name can be engraved on a gold leaf but excluding dates of birth and death.

How can I dedicate a leaf?

The cost to purchase a leaf is:

  • A bronze leaf is £72 per year or £6 per month
  • A gold leaf is £96 per year or £8 per month

How to pay?

You can purchase a leaf online by direct debit here, which means your leaf will renew annually and continue to be displayed on our Leaves of Life tree until you cancel your payment.

Alternatively you can purchase a leaf for a single year by contacting our In Memory Fundraiser on 01702 220 310* 

*Leaves not renewed will be removed after 12 months and can be purchased at a small additional cost.

How else can I honour my loved one?

Another beautiful way you can remember someone special is creating an online everlasting tribute where you can share your memories and stories with friends and family.  Any money you raise for Havens Hospices through the everlasting tribute fund – however you do it – will be dedicated to them.

Create an everlasting tribute garden
Christine and Bob sat together in suits and nice outfits
They looked after me just as much as they looked after her. I know she would have been over the moon with it, the way it was. Bob