Edson Memorial Services
Planning a funeral and choosing how to memorialize a loved one can be difficult. So, our granite memorial services aim to make the process as easy as possible. Our warm, caring team will work with you to choose the best way to memorialize your loved ones from a variety of monument options. We know honouring a loved one properly is important to our clients and their families, and that is why our goal has always been to provide the best care and service to mark the grave of your loved ones.
Monuments to Choose From
We can provide you a wide variety of monuments to choose from depending on your style. For families, we can provide double monuments that honour multiple graves. Here are some options to choose from.
We provide upright monuments to choose from in one of two styles, either single or double. A single upright monument is used to honour the final resting place for a one individual. These are sized to fit on a single plot and are a beautiful and customizable way to memorialize a loved one for generations to come.
In contrast, a double upright monument is used to memorialize multiple people together. This could be a married couple, a parent and their children, or any other combination of those who wish to be remembered together. These monuments can be chosen from either a single solid granite slab style or two joined slabs. Other accessories can be added as well, which include vases, incense holders or photos.
No matter which style of upright monument you choose, we can customize it in many ways. Whether it is by colour, shape, or size, our team will work with you to ensure your memorial will be loved by all who see it for years to come.
Pillow monuments are named for the way they are laid flat to the ground with a slightly raised slope. These monuments are just as customizable as our other options and are a popular choice with those who don’t want a standard upright headstone. These thick flat headstones can be shaped any way you’d like as well, just like an upright monument.
Flat and Bronze Markers
These markers are slightly different than pillow monuments. Rather than being slightly upraised, they lie completely flat to the earth with a flush finish. These gravestones can be customized through etching or engraving, and it’s available in our wide selection of granite colors.
You can also choose a bronze flat marker. These markers are also customizable, and you can have them installed on a granite or concrete base.
This is the most challenging and emotionally exhausting memorial anyone can plan. However, every child deserves something unique and special to honour their passing. This is why we have a large selection of designs to memorialize children of any age. We know you want a meaningful design to honour a child, so these monuments come in many shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from with child-specific shapes and designs.
Pets are special members of our family, and we want to honour their memory in much the same way as our loved ones. As with any other members of our family, they should have a unique monument to show how much they meant to us. For pets, most people want a small or medium sized headstone, generally with an etching of the pet. However, you can also choose from a variety of plaques, urns, or garden monuments to honour your special friend in a more affordable way.
Granite Colours to Choose From
You can choose from many different granite colors, including mountain rose, blue pearl, black, mahogany, Stanstead grey, Brits blue, and red. Keep in mind, if you choose to include laser etching on the headstone, you’ll need to select a black granite color.
Cremation memorial options can be very different than other grave markers, though a traditional granite headstone can be used if you wish. However, many of our customers prefer a cremation-specific option to memorialize their loved ones. Here are a few of the options available for commemorating your loved ones in a public location so everyone can visit their final resting place.
This cremation memorial option is beautiful for married couples who wish to be memorialized together. A cremation bench houses your loved one’s ashes in one or more secret compartments hidden inside the bench, creating a special way to rest and remember. The bench can be customized in several styles and colors, so you can create a lasting legacy for future generations.
A personal columbarium is an upright granite structure that holds the ashes of a single individual inside it. A personal columbarium is mounted with a plaque that displays the name, dates of birth and death, as well as other information about the person it holds. This is a very flexible option that is much like a standard grave and marker, only it holds your loved one inside it.
A family columbarium is a shared resting place for those who wish to remain together even after death. This is a wonderful cremation memorial option for close families who would like to be honoured together. This style of columbarium can memorialize the ashes of up to sixteen individuals.
Why Headstones are Made of Granite
In short, the reason is that, like the memory of your loved one, their memorial should last forever. Granite is an extremely hard rock, making it very difficult to scratch or chip. Since it doesn’t wear down quickly and is very resistant to damage, the headstone will stand the test of time. Granite also holds up well in all weather conditions, including extreme cold, heat, or precipitation. It is even resistant to theft or vandalism since it is extremely heavy.
Since you are honouring a loved one, the headstone should look professional and beautiful. This is easy with granite as it comes in many colors and styles and can be engraved with your chosen message, so the memorial is as unique as the person it memorializes.
Memorializing a Loved One
The loss of a loved one is a very difficult time no matter what, but our granite memorial services will make the process of commemorating those who have passed as gentle as possible. We will help you to choose and customize a quality monument that will keep your loved one’s memory alive forever. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you honour your family member or friend.