Forget me not Tombstones was a finalist in the 702 Small Business Awards 2011

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Another year has flown past!
It has been a very busy year here at Forget me not Tombstones. We found ourselves doing many tombstones for around Africa, pushing the design envelope to meet client's requests and requirements.
The design lab has without a doubt been creating beautiful memorials the whole year. You will find many of these designs under our Design Lab tab as well as our New Tombstone Design tab on our website.

It has been a wonderful, challenging and exciting year here, and we look forward to the new challenges  2014 will bring. We have gone from strength to strength, we are very blessed to have grown in 2013. Thank you to everyone here at Forget me not Tombstones for the incredible work, enthusiasm, support and attention to detail.

Our factory is closed from the 13th of December 2013.
Our showroom will be open from 9 - 12 daily until the 21st of December 2013.
We re open the showroom on the 11th of January 2013, we will be trading from 9 -12.
Normal working hours resume on the 13th of January 2013.

Please feel free to email us you inquiry on, we will be checking emails throughout the

May we wish you a beautiful, relaxing festive season and may 2014 be a year filled with many blessings for you and your family.



Friday, 29 November 2013

Loving the Job!

Yesterday we received such a wonderful email which made everyone here at Forget me not Tombstones feel fantastic. 
It means so much to us that we have made an impression on a client of ours, that they take the time out of their day to email us, thanking us for our service.

A big thank you to Verna and Natascha

At the end of the year, where everyone is tired and some days you feel like you are running on empty, it makes everything worthwhile when we receive an email like the one below. It is things like this that make you love your job, that we are able to assist someone in such an important process.

             "Good day
I would just like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU" for the outstanding service I received from FMNT.
I got to discover FMNT on the internet and the minute I contacted the company, I received great service from Verna.
She was so helpful and kept in contact with me all the time to ensure I was happy with the service. Unfortunately Verna had a family emergency and was not available to assist but the lovely Natascha stepped in and put my mind at ease. she was so helpful, had my mock up done and sent to me with a receipt confirming that full payment was made and still promised to                                                       have the tombstone installed in time.
she called me again today to confirm that the installation will be done tomorrow at ten. In a country like ours, where customer service is almost non existent, I am glad that FMNT goes beyond a customers expectation. Thank you for putting my mind at ease and for making things so easy for us as a family. At an emotional time like this, Natascha ensured my mind was at ease.
So thank you, I will certainly be recommending FMNT to everyone I know. May the Lord richly bless you and keep you and may FMNT grow from strength to strength."

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and Light


Friday, 8 November 2013

 Monuments Made for a Lifetime

Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy

Two of our co-owners Jonathan and Natascha Barry, went to Italy in September, and were absolutely mesmerised by the architecture and majesty of the historical sites in Rome. And most of all, the timelessness of the designs and how they have literally stood the test of time.

Not only did they have the most amazing time, but they also came back with a better understanding of stone and granite, and the possibilities in design
St Mark's Cathedral in Venice,Italy

The Colosseum,Rome. The sheer size and beauty of this
thousands of years old monument

The availability of granite and marbles that the ancient romans had at there disposal is truly staggering, every corner of every church, has some intricate design that is crafted out of granite or marble, be it a huge granite column or a floor mosaic.  In the Vatican the carvings of granite are mind boggling and we both stood in awe admiring these works of art.

A carving found in the Vatican

Impact on our Designs

It has opened up a world of creative possibilities for us, and are both extremely excited about the new designs that we are creating presently. The first installment is the Italian Collection,which is available on our website. As you will see the collection is based on historic Italian monuments.

Leaving a Legacy

The biggest impact I think for me personally, is how long these monuments have stood, generations have passed through the ages, and will continue to do so, but these stone buildings, carvings, monuments will still be here. In our industry we endeavour to create a monument for an individual, a place where generations of families can come and visit, where stories can be told, a place of reflection, of happiness, of love and sadness. I feel that a monument is part of the story of someones life, and being in Italy truly reminded me of the significance of this, and I feel humbled and honoured by what I do everyday.

I truly hope you feel blessed in your life, each and everyday.

Blessing and Light


Monday, 9 September 2013

Welcome to Spring!

The weather is warm, the blossoms are blooming, braais are dusted off and here at Forget me not Tombstones we are having AMAZING spring specials to celebrate!

Our specials are on some of our most popular designs and you can save up to R3 500! 
We wont be repeating these deals again, so go to our website and have a look at our great deals, our specials end on the 9th of October 2013, so don't miss out!

Feel free to drop us an email or phone us if you have any questions or need any additional information.

I hope you have a beautiful spring season!

Blessings and Light


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Off to the Quarry

Raw Material Quarry Area

Large 3 metre saw cutting raw material into granite slabs

Just a few pictures of the quarry, where granite is cut into manageable pieces and shapes.
It was lovely to get out into the countryside with fresh air and wide open spaces. Working at the office in Johannesburg, I sometimes forget the sheer weight and size of the material we use to create beautiful, modern tombstones.

Large blocks from the quarry are cut down on the massive saws to create slabs which we are then able to cut, shape and polish into our tombstones.
The only way to move the granite when its in these kind of sizes is the use of forklifts

Polishing Bay

Row of polishing and cutting bays

Thank you for having a look at the pictures.

Blessings and Light


Friday, 28 June 2013

Why we only provide Quality Tombstones.

Over the last year we have had an alarming amount of tombstones that we have replaced from other tombstone companies, who  have let people down and have given them a cheap looking tombstone and they end up disappointed.

Even though we mention this to our prospective clients that we only use 1st grade granite and even though you might be able to get it cheaper from a small tombstone company, you get what you pay for. Its like comparing a luxury car with a second hand car.
BUT here at forget me not Tombstones you get the BEST at AFFORDABLE and REASONABLE
Because of this we want to actually show you what we mean and show you comparisons.


Lower grade small tombstone
polished front only

Our  Venus tombstone - taller and all polished
made from 1st grade granite

Lower grade  tombstone
polished front only and unattractive
writing and not bright

Our Bronte tombstone all polished with
bold beautiful writing

Lower grade  tombstone
with dull surface and unattractive

Our Pillared Bible tombstone that is all
polished  with a beautiful finish

As you can see by the above examples, our tombstones are of a SUPERIOR quality.
We are so confident in our memorials we give a 25 YEAR GUARANTEE!
We also provide SOLID granite, we do not construct our memorials from pieces of granite that are meant for kitchen tops.

An example of a memorial we were asked to replace

This stone is made from 25mm pieces that are used for kitchen tops.
We could not even place a better colour for the wording because 
they did not even engrave the stone properly!

We only make use of 80mm thick granite on all our ranges
 except our economical range which is 60mm thick

Here at Forget me not Tombstones we understand that placing a memorial for a loved one is a very special part of the healing process  and that you only want the best for your loved one.
 We provide this to all our clients, from  customer service to unveiling invitations to installing the memorial.

We are there every step of the way.

All our prices include wording and graphics eg. praying hands, flowers etc - no restriction, 
installation in the JHB area, vat and 100 free unveiling invitations.

If you would like more information please feel free to contact us on :

Blessings and Light


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A little more about Us

Who are Forget me not Tombstones?

Forget me not Tombstones is a family run business. and we pride ourselves in the exceptional quality which
we provide our clients. We strive for excellence in customer care and are here to assist you every step in selecting the perfect memorial for your loved one. We believe in providing a valuable service to each client, dealing with each order in a personal and an individualistic manner.

From the moment a client walks in the door we believe in giving the best service we can offer. Listening to their needs and requirements. From our sales team to our designers, we are here to provide an unrivaled service in the tombstone industry to the public.

What do we stand for?

Why we are the best choice to provide your loved one with a beautiful memorial: 

Blessings and Light


Diepkloof Square Business Expo - 16 June 2013

We were very lucky to take part in a small business expo at Diepkloof Square on the 16th of June 2013.
It started off being an incredibly cold and windy day, but as the sun warmed up, the weather improved.

The whole of the Forget me not Tombstones sale team was out in full force, with many cups of coffee to
keep the chill away we were all very excited to assist people with questions and inquiries.

We were very pleased to find that many people knew about our company and that we have  a good
 standing in the community. we were also pleasantly surprised to see some of our old clients!

We showcased a wide variety of statues,  bronzes, vases and a selection of photographs
 - glass and sandblasted that can be mounted onto any memorial.

With our full range of tombstone catalogues  with us as well as a informational brochure about our company, we were able  to assist many people.

It was a fun and busy day at the Expo,  and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We are looking forward to participating in the next Expo.

We believe that being active in the community  is very important, and we enjoy interacting  with the public in order to inform them about our amazing tombstone prices,exceptional quality and our 25 year guarantee.

Also look out for articles in the Soweto Bulletin Community Newspaper,  written by Natascha Barry,
 which aim to assist and inform people about relevant topics for their lives.

Blessings and Light