A memorial service is a ceremony for remembering someone who has passed away.

It usually takes place after the burial or cremation.

Memorial services can take place any time after the death, from a week to a year or beyond.

Many families also hold memorial services for special anniversaries or significant events like birthdays.

The services can be small and intimate (say, for one or two people) or can be a large event.

Memorial services may be held in any location. Many people choose locations with personal significance, such as a favourite beach, park, or family home, or locations that can accommodate a large group.