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Permanent Memorialization

A Place to Gather and Remember

This means creating a dedicated place for family and friends to connect and remember your loved one.

In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.

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A Consistent Place of Healing

A Consistent Place of Healing

In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.

Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.

Having such permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.

A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a cremation garden?

A cremation garden is a purpose-built area in the cemetery designed for the final entombment of cremated remains. It may include a communal lawn and beautifully landscaped area for a scattering garden. The park-like design is laid out with paths, cremation benches, boulders designed to house the ashes, a vast lawn with columbaria, and cremation monuments. Many memorial parks offer different options for creating a spiritual and personal place for permanent memorialization.

What is the purpose of a cemetery?

A cemetery is a dedicated place for the final disposition of the dead. The land is specifically designated as a permanent memorial landmark that houses graves, tombs, and funeral urns.

What's the difference between graveyard and cemetery?

The terms graveyard and cemetery can be used interchangeably, but a graveyard differs for being a burial ground that is situated within the bounds of a churchyard.

What is a mausoleum used for?

A mausoleum is a specially constructed stone building for the entombment of the dead. Or simply a building and monument with rooms to house the remains of the deceased for above-ground burial.