FAQ

How much do memorials cost?

Because we have such a diverse offering of products with many different options, we do not offer online pricing. Our monuments can range in price depending on many factors. Please contact us or one of our memorial consultants for a no-obligation quote.

What is included in the cost of my granite memorial?

Each quote for a granite headstone includes the sandblasted or etched name, a birth date, date of passing and an epitaph. Graphics and design elements are quoted as an additional charge and will depend on the size of the graphic. Delivery and installation of the stone is an additional cost. Your consultant can give you more information on installation and delivery. Some cemeteries insist on handling the installation of all stones themselves, so you will need to confirm with the cemetery first.

Can I place any shape, size and color of memorial?

You will want to first check with the cemetery caretaker as to the regulations on what is allowed, and if there are any restrictions.  Some cemeteries will only allow flat markers to be placed flush with the ground, others are more flexible in their regulations.

Why do the prices vary so much from one memorial to another?

Granite memorials differ in prices based on color, shape and size.  Some granite is not readily available from our domestic suppliers, and has to be imported from other countries, which will increase the price.

Why are installations not done in the winter?

Installing memorials must be done during the summer season.  The ground must be dry and frost free for our equipment to be on the cemetery grounds.  Foundations needing to be dug in must be done when weather conditions are favourable.  This cannot happen when the ground is frozen or wet.

When will my order be installed?

The production and installation of a memorial depends on many factors.  First the granite if not in stock needs to be ordered. The design department will provide for you a layout, which requires a signed approval.  The order is then produced at our shop, and finally scheduled for installation along with other orders being placed in the same areas.  Keep in mind weather can cause delays in our installation schedule.

Who may purchase the memorial?

Should this question arise out of uncertainty, the first on the order of priority is the personal representative designated in the will of the deceased.  The following order of priority is the spouse, adult child, parent/guardian, adult grandchild, adult brother or sister, and the list continues.  If in doubt, your memorial counsellor may be able to assist you.