Professional Cold Lake Memorial Services
With the help of a Cold Lake memorial services company, choosing a monument for a deceased relative or friend is one of the first things you’ll do when planning their funeral. To ensure you make the right choice, we’ll assist with you every step of the way and guide you through each design decision. Our granite monuments are custom made and professionally designed to meet the highest industry standards. We make it impossible to make a bad choice by offering only high-quality options.
Our memorial services are threefold: custom monuments, pre-planning services, and laser etching. We’ll create custom solutions to help you mark the grave of a loved one with respect, love, and personal touches.
Plan Ahead with Custom Designed Headstones
Designing your own headstone is a wonderful way of giving your family a small piece of you to cherish after you’re gone. We’ll help you design a headstone that captures your personality so your family can see a part of you forever. By planning ahead, the design choices are yours rather than your family’s. Choosing a headstone should be just as important as choosing your plot location, and it takes a lot of stress away from your family after your passing. We’ll have your monument ready to go when needed, and you’ll pay today’s prices instead of tomorrow’s, easing the financial burden on your family as well.
Our laser etching services are highly popular since etching is the easiest way to personalize your headstone. The technology available today means that we can etch something as simple as a poem or as complex as a portrait onto your gravestone. Laser etching is available on all of our monuments as long as the headstone is black. Our artists are highly skilled and can achieve a high level of detail and precision to give your monument the personal touch you deserve.
Types of Monuments Available
We have a range of monument styles available including upright monuments, flat gravestones and pillow monuments, and specialized memorials for children or pets. Our monuments are available in a wide variety of colours, sizes, shapes, and styles with a number of customizable features including accessories, images, inscriptions, and decorative engravings.
There are two types of upright monuments to choose from: a single monument for an individual or a double monument for a couple. Single monuments are the more popular choice, but double monuments are favoured when two or more people pass together. They come in two main styles; you can choose between a “winged” aesthetic, which is two main blocks connected on a base, or a solid block with two inscriptions featured, one for each person. These headstones can also be custom designed into any shape you like and can be as complex or as simple as you want.
Flat Marker and Bronze Marker
These grave markers are often installed flush with the earth and can be adorned with a bronze marker which is designed with the identifying information rather than inscribing the marker itself.
Pillow monuments are another type of monument that sit on a base and are taller in the back than they are in the front, creating a slope for the inscription and engraving. This design makes them more legible and more noticeable than the typical flat marker.
Since pet’s are family too, they deserve a personalized headstone just like any other family member. If you opt for a custom laser etching, we’ll use a valued photo to include your pet’s face on their gravestone. Pet memorials are often smaller than the average headstone and are commonly inscribed with a collar, a favourite toy, or a nickname.
These memorials include images and inscriptions that differentiate them from traditional headstones. They often have extra detail and are specially cut into custom shapes that include angels, hearts, children’s toys, stuffed teddy bears, and more. These memorials can be flat or upright.
Garden memorials are very small granite monuments that are perfect for home memorialization. They can be placed anywhere in your home and serve as a constant reminder of who you’ve loved in your life. These small memorials are available with the same customizations as the larger monuments and make a great gift for anyone who has recently lost someone.
They are most commonly used to honour fallen soldiers and those whose remains are unable to be recovered. These monuments resemble a tower shape and are often quite large. The purpose of this type of monument is to honour someone, or a group of people, who are not laid to rest at that specific location. These memorials are usually reserved for special circumstances since they are much more demanding financially than other types of monuments.
Why We Choose Granite for Our Monuments
There are many reasons why granite is the top choice in the funeral industry. Memorials made of granite will last longer than virtually every other material that could be used. Even if designed with incredible detail, the granite memorials will remain legible and beautiful for thousands of years. Plus, granite is incredibly weather resistant. It can withstand rain, sleet, snow, extreme heat or cold, high winds, and more and never budge or sustain damage. Granite is also available in a wide variety of colours and is relatively easy to shape and engrave with the right tools. Since we want our grave markers to outlive everyone who could want to remember us, the longevity and durability of granite is highly appreciated by the funeral industry.