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Memorial evening at Westerveld

Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium will organise a memorial evening on Friday, 2 November. From 7.00 to 8.30 p.m., Westerveld would like to invite you to join us in remembrance, and to light a candle in the memorial park. A sensitively lit route will be set out with beautiful poetry along the way and live music here and there. Everyone is welcome.

Remembering together
“It’s comforting to recall memories and to discover you’re not alone in this,” explains Carla Bosua, Director of Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium. “That’s why we’re once again organising a memorial evening this year. To give everyone the opportunity for remembrance, but also to enjoy a very special evening with beautiful music, poetry and togetherness. We’ve found it means a great deal to many people.”

Who will you light a candle for?
KRO-NCRV will once again be broadcasting the memorial evening live. During the programme, family members will recount memories of their loved ones and popular Dutch singers will perform comforting songs.

2018-10-11T11:33:40+00:0011 October, 2018|

Successful participation by TroBit during the VTU trade event

TroBit,– part of ‘the Facultatieve Group’ – participated as an exhibitor during the VTU (Funeral Suppliers’ Association) trade event on Wednesday 26 September in Gorinchem, near Rotterdam.

Great interest was shown in the TroBit funeral software; the various possibilities were demonstrated to the visitors.
Stefan van Dorsser of TroBit: “It was a very successful day; our software is aimed at funeral organisations, municipalities, cemeteries and crematoria, among others. But we have also developed a special package for start-up companies. Many of these new and smaller entrepreneurs were very enthusiastic about the options and user-friendliness offered by the UitvaartLite software developed specially for their purposes.” 

VTU trade event
The VTU trade event was organised on the initiative of the VTU (Funeral Suppliers’ Association). For more information: www.vtuvakdag.nl.

2018-10-22T12:31:11+00:002 October, 2018|

South African hospital opts for Funeralia

Funeralia, part of ‘the Facultatieve Group’, has recently fitted out a completely new autopsy room for Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, South Africa.

Due to the fact that Funeralia has its own in-house design and production facilities, the leading South African hospital now possesses an ultra-modern autopsy room that meets all their specific wishes and requirements. The setup is of the highest quality, and even the dimensions have been tailored precisely to meet the hospital’s requirements.

With a manufacturing facility in Ehrenfriedersdorf, Funeralia supplies and fits total systems. The company is one of the leading manufacturers in the field of sophisticated stainless-steel refrigeration units, dissection tables, body tray lifters, and pathology equipment. The focus always lies on top-grade finishes, hygiene and safety.

2018-05-17T12:40:53+00:002 December, 2015|

Major interest in Funeralia at Medica Trade Fair in Dusseldorf


Some 130,000 visitors from more than 120 countries attended the world’s largest medical trade fair – Medica – which was held in Dusseldorf from 17th to 20th November. Over 5,000 exhibitors from across the globe presented a wide array of medical products and services.

There was a great deal of interest in the sophisticated dissection tables displayed by Funeralia, particularly the ergonomic design and wide range of options available. This applied also to their body tray lifters for transporting the deceased. With over 45 years of experience, and with its own in-house design and production facilities, Funeralia ensures they provide that ‘Made in Germany’ quality.

Funeralia, part of ‘the Facultatieve Group’, supplies a wide range of medical products, including dissection tables and body tray lifters for pathology, anatomic and judicial medical organizations, and for caring for the deceased in hospitals and care homes.

2018-05-17T12:40:53+00:002 December, 2015|

The numerous possibilities of Niederrhein Willich Crematorium

talrijkemogelijkhedenAt the end of November, Niederrhein Willich Crematorium organised a regional autumn meeting for funeral service providers and their staff. This informal meeting was well-attended. Many service providers were curious about the various options which are available at the crematorium.

The guests were treated to a detailed guided tour of the monumental crematorium and were of course given the opportunity to have a look around in the cremation area, where they were given an explanation of the environmentally-friendly system. Reactions were positive. After the guided tour, guests had the opportunity to talk with each other and the crematorium staff, while enjoying winter dishes such as pea soup and glühwein.

2018-05-17T12:40:54+00:0030 November, 2015|

Successful winter walk at Moscowa


On Sunday 1 November, Moscowa memorial part was the venue for a magnificent winter walk. More than a hundred walkers were taken through the park by nature guides of the IVN (Institute for Nature Education and Sustainability).

During the walk, the guides discussed the various monumental trees, bushes and animals that can be found throughout the memorial park. The group even encountered orange peel fungi, which are very rare in the Netherlands. The walkers were also told about special (urn) graves.

“The weather was gorgeous, which really made the magnificent colours in the park stand out”, said one of the visitors. “You get to see a completely different side of Moscowa this way.”

2018-05-17T12:40:54+00:009 November, 2015|

Impressive night of commemoration at Westerveld Memorial Park


On Monday 2 November, Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium in Driehuis organised a special commemorative evening at the memorial park. During this evening, when everyone commemorated their loved ones, the monumental park was lit up with atmospheric lighting. There was music in various places throughout the park and visitors planted flower bulbs in memory of their loved ones.  Children stuck special stickers on candles and poems were displayed along the illuminated walking route. There was a special wall of flowers too and the visitors (more than 3,500) could light candles and place them on the special ‘candle steps’. Because of the unique nature of the event, KRO-NCRV decided – as last year – to broadcast the event live from Westerveld.

Commemorating together
“We’ve noticed a growing demand for commemorating together”, says Carla Bosua, Director of Westerveld. “People find solace in reminiscing together and they notice they are not alone in this. United, yet very intimate. That’s why we organised a commemorative evening this year too, giving everyone the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one.”
Because of the unique nature of the memorial park, KRO-NCRV had decided to broadcast the event live from Westerveld. Commemoration was the theme of the ‘Voor wie steek jij een kaarsje op?’ show, presented by Anita Witzier. Stories were told about loved ones. In the enclosed garden of the crematorium, famous Dutch artists such as Mathilde Santing and Xander de Buisonjé sang comforting songs.

2018-05-17T12:40:54+00:002 November, 2015|

Many visitors at ‘Alom Gedenken’


On Sunday 25 October, ‘De Boskamp’ organised the commemoration service ‘Alom Gedenken’. This service is intended for anyone who has lost a loved one.  Nearly six hundred people visited the atmospheric memorial park.

During the evening they lit candles and placed commemorative stones. Special commemorative bags were also available, containing a candle and photo of a loved one. The many visitors walked through the candle and torch-adorned memorial park either in groups or by themselves. During the walk they listened to personal songs sung by various choirs. There was a dance group too and poetry readings.

This was the 6th ‘Alom Gedenken’ commemoration service. Sietse de Vries, site manager of De Boskamp Funeral Parlour & Crematorium, has noticed a demand: “Commemorating together, as a group, in such special and atmospheric surroundings really does something to you. Despite the grief and subject, evenings like this give you a warm feeling and it helps the bereaved deal with their loss.”

2018-05-17T12:40:55+00:0029 October, 2015|

‘the Facultatieve Group’ main sponsor ‘Held op Sokkel’


Since its incorporation in 1874, ‘the Facultatieve Group’ has had close ties with The Hague. For instance, the Head office of the Group has remained located in the residence during all those years.

Within that framework, ‘the Facultatieve Group’ is the proud main sponsor of the Dutch exhibition, ‘Held op Sokkel’ (Hero on Socle), which is held at the Historical Museum of The Hague.

The exhibition, which was opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix on 2 October, is organised in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Geschiedkundige Vereniging Die Haghe. A book, called ‘Den Haag in Beelden’ (The Hague in Statues), was also published.

Across the city of The Hague you can find more than five hundred special sculptures. Some of them were erected in memory of important (national) events and famous persons. From William of Orange, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Hugo Grotius and Queen Wilhelmina to Willem Drees, Louis Couperus, Wim Kan and Aad Mansveld.

The ‘Held op Sokkel’ exhibition at the Historical Museum of The Hague runs until 14 February 2016

 Korte Vijverberg 7
 The Hague (NL)


2018-05-17T12:40:55+00:009 October, 2015|

Lovely Autumn Walk



On Sunday 4 October, Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium – part of ‘the Facultatieve Group’ – organised an autumn walk through the tasteful memorial park. Expert guides took visitors on a two-hour walk past special monuments, surrounded by nature. The visitors were impressed by the breathtaking beauty of the park with vistas, backdrops and open stretches that typify Westerveld memorial park.

The walkers were highly enthusiastic. They enjoyed the stories and nature in this beautiful time of year.

2018-05-17T12:40:55+00:007 October, 2015|
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