White Dove Release

The symbol of new life that W. A. Truelove & Son Ltd can provide in memory of your loved one. The white dove has been associated with mankind throughout history. The white dove has always been a symbol of peace. In the scriptures, doves are more numerous than all other species. In Luke “The heavens were opened and He saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon him”.

As a peace symbol it recalls the ark of Noah Genesis 8 V 10-11.

He waited another seven days, and again he sent out the dove from the ark; and the dove came back to him in the evening, and there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the water had subsided from the earth.

As a symbol of the Holy Spirit, it recalls the release of the Holy Spirit to ascend into heaven, so that life may begin again.

Unfortunately it will not be possible to release a dove under the following adverse weather conditions:

  • Fog
  • Mist
  • Heavy rain
  • Thunder
  • Lightning
  • Snow
  • High winds

The doves are released from a purpose built carrier that can be held by you. Simply open the door at the end of the carrier and the dove/s will fly away. A flock of doves will be released from a wicker basket.

We will release from the following venues:

  • North East Surrey Crematorium
  • Croydon Cemetery and Crematorium
  • Dorking Cemetery
  • South London Crematorium
  • Sutton Cemetery
  • Merton & Sutton Crematorium
  • Morden Cemetery
  • Bandon Hill Cemetery
  • Epsom Cemetery
  • Randalls Park Cemetery and Crematorium
  • Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium
  • Kingston Cemetery and Crematorium

Please Note: We do not release doves from any of the London cemeteries and crematoria