Hillingdon Council unveiled a permanent memorial last Friday (18 November) at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, to remember the borough’s residents who have tragically lost their lives to COVID-19.
The calming water feature, which is in the top tier of the site’s West Chapel terrace, was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Becky Haggar, in the presence of the Mayor’s Consort, Marios Kaikitis, the Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ian Edwards and Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, Cllr Eddie Lavery.
The lasting tribute is two metres high and made from a polished stainless steel-panel and set into a living wall. It is accompanied by a plaque dedicating the space to the more than 800 Hillingdon residents who have lost their lives to the disease.
Cllr Edwards said: “The COVID-19 pandemic impacted so many people and we felt it was extremely important to create a permanent memorial in the borough to remember those who have died.
“This new feature is intended to provide a place of quiet reflection and remembrance for families, loved ones and visitors and is a beautiful addition to the crematorium site.”