Companion headstones are available to memorialize those who were together in life. This is a tasteful option currently to permanently celebrate the love two people shared in life, and to honor this bond even after death. This option is not restricted to those married in life; it is for all who shared a bond and a lifetime of unity.
Companion memorials are not reserved for partners that perish together. Companion grave markers are available even if one loved one passes away sooner than the other. The memorial will be set up when the first loved one is buried. The date of death of the remaining partner can remain un-carved until his or her passing, or the memorial stone can be placed after both members are laid to rest together.
A companion headstone contains not only the date of birth and date of death, bu also the anniversary dates can be carved onto the marker. It is also a common practice to add pictures of the deceased. Often, individual pictures will be on the outer sides of the stone, while a picture of both deceased together is in the middle.
The design option in the case of the companion headstones is found to be much wider. They include flat, slanting, pillar, arch and all other designs. And large size is necessary to include the name of both deceased and the traditional marker information. The shapes of the memorial are often hearts joined together. The shapes available vary greatly. There is little doubt that the perfect shape can be found to memorialize two loved ones and their bond of love. However the material for the production of these markers provides a choice between sandstone, granite, marble and bronze.
Sample of Companion Headstones