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Online Covid-19 Book of Condolence launched by St Helens Crematorium

Article date - 02 July 2020

Residents will have the opportunity to join together to celebrate the lives of those they’ve lost during the Covid-19 pandemic, as an online Book of Condolence is launched by the St Helens Crematorium team.

Family and friends can freely submit a message in honour of anyone who has died during the pandemic, not just as a result of Covid-19.

Click the pink button at the bottom right of the page to upload your messages, photos, poems or family memories to commemorate their life.

Please note that this wall is public and once approved your posts will be seen by anyone who enters the website.

Councillor Andy Bowden, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: “This virtual tribute is here to help local families remember, share stories and commemorate the lives of those they’ve lost during the pandemic. In the necessary lockdown, many of us haven’t been able to process bereavement in the way we’d want to, whether that’s attending funerals with extended family or gathering together with friends.

“We’re looking to support our bereaved families in new and creative ways, and we hope this simple act of sharing your memories with others can help you at this incredibly difficult time.”

Crematorium service webcasting has been made a permanent offer after a successful trial, and a yellow floral heart tribute to those who have sadly died has also been planted on the grass verge on St Helens Linkway facing Ravenhead Retail Park, as a reminder in the short term.

View and contribute to the Book of Condolence online at https://padlet.com/StHelensCouncil/BookofCondolenceCovid19