The funeral service was held at 2pm on 28th September at Shamley Green Woodland Burials.
As we were unable to hold a funeral wake at this time, we hope to hold a commemoration in the future.
At Shamley Green Woodland Burials, a tree is planted at each burial place that will eventually become a natural woodland. This will create a nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust. We have chosen to have a natural burial that reflects Hien’s and our family’s care and love for nature.
There are a few differences from a burial at an ordinary cemetery:
• A less deep grave
• A fully biodegradable coffin
• No headstone – a small plaque is used instead
This allows the remains to return to the earth more quickly and maintain the natural integrity of the nature reserve.
Shamley Green is located at Oakfield Wood, Guildford Road, Shamley Green GU5 0SQ.
We were Autmn children,
Playing in the full moon.
Our season was one of storm,
Wind blowing, moments tranquil.
Leaf falling, life giving soft humus,
Letting light in and in the darkness growth,
Now the rain falls down the window panes,
And my tears.
You are gone,
But your presence remains.
Winter threatens, deep Winter threatens.
But in your Autumn rest,
Peace in a World at war.
And a smile never to be forgotten.
Rest in peace dear Hien, I would have loved to have known you more . I was very proud to have been your bride’s maid at your and David’s wedding . Such a lovely day..much love xx