Frequently asked questions

Why ForeverMemoir?


Let's face it... funeral services in Barbados are often times just too expensive. Many times persons who find themselves sitting in the office of a funeral director are not in a position to cover the cost of burying their loved one. Many times they did not see death coming. Many times they don't have the mechanisms in place to ease the financial burden they now face. Whether or not you were financially prepared the truth is you deserve the option to give your loved one the best at the best price possible. That just so happens to be our specialty. Our online memoir and digital document services are the perfect solution to give you all you need to announce the death of your loved one and preserve their memory all at a mere fraction of the cost of traditional media.




How does it all work?


Remembering your loved one through our memoirs allows families to submit treasured photos, videos and stories that tell the story of the life of your loved one. We then present these in a beautiful and functional layout which preserves their memories for as long as you wish. We then provide you with a link to you memoir which you are encouraged to share with all family and friends. That way they can share in the memory and even share their own memories. Memories and sympathies submitted via your memoir immediately become a part of the memory so they can be forever cherished.




What media can I add to my memoir?


You can submit any photos, videos, documents (eulogy, obituary) preferrably in electronic form.




What if I don't have any photos?


Let's start with their social media accounts. These days the average person posts an endless catalogue of their life and experiences on their social media accounts. These are a wealth of digital memories perfect for preserving their memory. Need help retrieving these photos? No worries. Just ask for our help.




Why a memoir?


Our memoirs provide a creative alternative to the traditional means of eulogising the life of your loved one. Beyond a newspaper obituary. Beyond a radio announcement. A memoir captures the true essence of a life lived. Photos and videos. Submission of fond memories and final farewells. Easy distribution of information from announcement of funeral ceremony to electronic obituaries and orders of service. We provide a space for eternal rememberance of those we love.




How can ForeverMemoir save me money on obituaries?


It's simple really... we do digital and we do it very well. The cost of a standard funeral obituary is just under $1000.00 BDD. That obituary will be printed in black and white (the same obituary if printed in colour will cost almost twice as much). The number of names of relatives and friends must be carefully considered as too many names can run you into a larger obituary which will multiply your cost yet again. In all fairness, your local newspaper has a responisibility to manage the available space on each and every page however, we don’t have that restriction. We have NO LIMITS on the number of names you can mention so no need to worry about anyone feeling left out. Also, all our obituaries are done in full colour. The cost? $410.00 BDD. Everytime.




How can ForeverMemoir save me money on leaflets?


Digital all the way... of course. Every Barbadian understands the significance of the funeral leaflet. It's more than just the order of service. It's a memento. It's a keepsake. It's also very expensive. When going the traditional route you may want to control your cost. Maybe you don't really need the centerpage collage of photos. Maybe you don't want to add the lyrics of all your loved one's favourite hymns. Maybe Auntie Mavis doesn't really need everyone to have a copy. At ForeverMemoir we say it doesn't need to be expensive at all. So, have the centerpage collage, have the lyrics to every hymn, have it all... in full colour too. We are proud to be the first to create and distribute digital leaflets allowing everyone access using their digital devices. Whether you use your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop it doesn't matter. Oh and by the way, you are free to download a copy as often as you like so no need to worry about ever losing it. It's yours forever.