My name is Nikki and I started 'Memories Set on Stone' after losing my Dad, Rob, in 2012.
My Dad was a lovable larrakin, always up for a laugh but also there to lend a hand whenever needed. He suffered silently with depression for most of his life though and sadly took his fate into his own hands. I miss him and wish he could still be here everyday. He does send us signs though and I know he is with us somehow. I am grateful that he led us here and he would be proud of what we are doing in his memory.
My husband Lee is a stone mason, specializing in garden features and walls made out of natural Australian stone. So when it came time to have a headstone made for my Dad, we knew we wanted to use an Aussie stone. From here ideas started to form about how we could create our own special memorials on natural stone using my husbands stone masonry skills and my creative interests (I love art, photography and design etc). Soon enough we had purchased an engraving machine and after many months of learning, testing and trialing, we proudly started our very own family business.
Having experienced loss first hand, I know just how meaningful it can be to have something beautiful to remember our loved ones by. It is my goal to provide the best memorials Australia has to offer as well as other special keepsakes.
It is my commitment to always give honest and understanding customer service. It is just as important to me as it is to you to ensure your memorial is perfect and will be treasured forever.
I look forward to helping you creating something truly special to honour the memory of your loved one.
Giving back to the Local Community
As a family and a business, it is important to us to give back where we can. We support a variety of causes throughout the year, both registered charities and local community causes.
We have also committed to donating a portion of all sales of our garden memorials to Answers For Archer.
Chloe Strauch lost her gorgeous, happy and seemingly healthy boy Archer at 14 months suddenly and without explanation in his sleep. The term used is Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (similar to SIDS). Whilst rare, it is not rare enough to those who have lost a child this way and Chloe set up the Answers for Archer SUDC Foundation to raise funds for research, awareness and support to the families affected.