Jasper Memorial Services
When it comes time to laying someone to rest, often we have to rely on the expertise of others for the funeral planning. At times the process can be overwhelming. The decision on choosing a memorial to honour your loved one can occur at any stage of the planning process and will be guided by our experienced memorial consultants. They will work with you to design any shape, style, and colour of your choosing, and ensure the end result meets your expectations.
We specialize in custom granite monuments that commemorate a loved one and honour their memory in a personal way. We believe that every client deserves a memorial that is as unique as they were. We offer a variety of monument options that give you or your loved ones a significant array of choice.
The most popular monument of choice is our upright monuments. These are the headstones you see most often in cemeteries. They are vertical and fairly thick with an engraving of personal identifiers such as name, dates of birth and death, fitting phrases or sayings, religious symbols, and more. They can be custom shaped into anything you want and are available in an assortment of sizes and colours.
Another style of monument is the pillow. These monuments are just as customizable as the upright style, only they lay horizontally. These are a great stylistic choice since they are slightly slanted with a taller profile at the back for legibility.
If you prefer the horizontal style over the taller upright headstones, there is a second option available. Flat markers can be larger or smaller than the pillow monument but sit flush with the earth for a smooth pairing of earth and stone.
We also have specialized children memorials to honour the passing of a child. These headstones can be adorned with child-specific imagery including teddy bears, toys, sleeping children, angels, hearts, and more. Each of our memorials are crafted with care and precision for a beautiful end product to memorialize those you’ve lost.
Our pet memorials are just as beautiful as traditional headstones and are often engraved using laser etching to incorporate an image of your beloved four-legged friend directly on the monument. We can also include small images such as ropes, tennis balls, bones, paw prints, and other toys that were meaningful to your pet.
We also offer a few other choices if the standard options aren’t connecting with your needs. Garden memorials are the smallest granite monument option and are designed to be placed in a garden or on a mantle for at-home memorialization. If your family member opted for cremation, we have several specialized monuments for their ashes as well, such as our granite urns, benches or columbariums.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Are Headstones Made?
Once the granite chunks are removed from a quarry, they are broken down into smaller pieces for shaping. A company like ours will order the granite and make sure the shape matches the vision of their client, with respect to the type of monument they’ve chosen as well as any personalized shape. Once the headstone is shaped and smooth, polish can be applied, typically with water and aluminum, to help protect the engraving surface and provide a smooth shining surface. The final step is to perform the engraving or etchings into the granite by removing polish through sandblasting or laser etching.
Why Are Headstones Made of Granite?
Similar to the demand for granite countertops in our kitchens for durability and beauty, we want the same for our headstones marking our loved ones final resting place. Granite is incredibly difficult to damage, especially after it’s taken a coating of polish. No matter where you’re located and what type of weather endured, a granite headstone won’t fade, crack, or wear down for your lifetime and beyond.
How Much Do the Different Monuments Cost?
It’s not easy to give a precise quote for a granite headstone since there are many variables that can affect price. Choices such as colour, shape, size, and extra features such as laser etched designs or the many accessories that can be added, like vases and photos, can all impact the final price.
Typically, an upright granite headstone will cost anywhere from $2,500 to $15,000; this wide range is due to the many options available, with particular consideration to the size of the memorial. In contrast, a flat grave marker generally costs anywhere from $700 to $3,000, generally a far more cost-effective option. If decide on a pillow monument, the price can range from $1,800 to $7000.
Trust us for High Quality Granite Memorials
Although memorializing a friend or family member can be difficult, choosing the right grave marker for their final resting place can help you achieve a sense of peace that they’ll be remembered forever through a beautiful monument. No matter which monument you choose, we promise to capture your design vision while maintaining the highest quality product offering Edmonton Granite Memorials has been known for throughout our 60-year history. If you have any questions about any of our memorial services, please let us know.