Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Choosing a Memorial/Headstone for your loved one

Saying that  final Good-Bye to a loved one is never easy. Choosing a Memorial stone to commemorate their final resting place can be a overwhelming task. Where does one start? Here at The Camellia, we can help you with that decision. Now is the time to start planning if you would like the install to take place in the Summer of 2016. 

Most will start by choosing a Headstone, this one with a Tree on the side is beautiful. 

So where does one start? 
Where is the burial plot situated? You are governed by the rules of the cemetery where the plot or niche is...they will stipulate what size of monument you can place on a double lot, the height, and so on. You can phone the cemetery and get them to email you the rules, if the cemetery is run by the City of Thunder Bay, you can go the city's website and download the rules there. 
Click on this link, you will find the rules for various cemeteries under PARKS, http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Parks/Cemeteries.htm

Once you have contacted the cemetery and have written proof that you have access to the site, and ownership of the site, and also you should have dimensions of what size memorial stone is permitted, then you can start looking at styles of stones.  

Next step is to choose what you would like engraved on the stone, will more than 1 person be placed here? Should the Surname be placed on a sloping base, leaving more room to put names of family members/ Do you want an etching done by an artist to personalise the stone? 

Choose the verse, names to be engraved, and style of lettering. When do you want install to take place ( timeframe)? Monuments are supplied and installed by Elliot Lake Monuments, installations take place in Canada. Freight charges, & install charges available upon request. 

Contact The Camellia to arrange a consultation, do consult us after you have collaborated with all members of the estate, and have contacted the cemetery and have some idea of measurements. You can also view all styles online.
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River ( just 10 mins. from Thunder Bay Airport).

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