The Rose Chapel

As part of the development of G. Seller for the future, new chapels of rest have been designed and one of the first to be named is The Rose Chapel, dedicated to the memory of Rosemary Margaret Barsby, the first wife of second generation owner David Barsby.

Named after his wife, the Rose Chapel has many meanings and will resonate with many families too. In tarot, the rose is considered a symbol of balance. The beauty of this flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. It is contrasted by thorns symbolising defence, loss and thoughtfulness.  A red rose is an unmistaken expression of love. Red roses can be used to convey respect, admiration and devotion.

As is the case with each of the five chapels of rest, there is a personal story behind them, part of the journey that the family and the business have been on together, and in the naming of the Rose Chapel, David Barsby is appreciative of this recognition and in his own words recognises that “to have this chapel named in her memory means that she will never be forgotten” and he is also reflective in appreciating “that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

As Joseph Barsby, third generation director concludes, “We wanted to name the chapels of rest after something honest, real and relevant and what better way than for a personal memory to be the driver behind the naming and design style of each chapel. Our business is built around caring for people and families in their time of need and to be able to reflect on something as personal as the memory of a loved one in the name of each of our chapels of rest is something really special, to us as a family, and the extended family of our staff who take pride in all they do each and every day.”

“The naming of the Rose Chapel is especially pertinent as it relates to Rosemary Barsby who had an integral part in helping to get the business up and running and setting the foundations for who we are today.”