A living memorial or living tribute is a special way to express love, gratitude, and sentiments to the honoree that may have a terminal illness before they pass. If you know your time is short, why wait? Everyone is uplifted with a living memorial service because attendees are given an opportunity to say the words or remembrance and know the honoree is receiving it. That is so gratifying for both the honoree and the attendees.
A living memorial is not talking about death, but rather, life. It honors a person in a way that no milestone or birthday celebration would be able to do.