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Natural Rock Memorials - Boulders

Artistic Memorials

Combining abstract effects through ancient and modern monumental skills.  Carl Hughes of Meadowlark Memorials, influenced by ancient and contemporary European monumental design, offers beautiful natural looking memorials that blend into and complement the west coast environment.

Designing unique pieces of art in memorialization form is made possible by harnessing local materials.  Bronze sculptures, hand made glass figures and steel cut designs are all made from talented local artists. It is an exciting design concept that is only limited by imagination.

If you have a design for a memorial, please share it with us. We can create a rendering of your own design and start working on perfecting a piece of art for generations to visit and cherish.

Local Materials

Materials

The Materials used to sculpt this type of memorial are quarried in Squamish BC. The bronze fine art subjects are designed by a local sculpture and casted by a local Bronze works company.

The Local materials naturally look at home and blend in to the surroundings where the memorial is placed. A meaningful testament to express one’s beliefs or interest with irreplaceable beauty.

 

A Brief History of Green Burial

In the early 1990’s England had nearly 98% cremation rate. Environmental concerns around carbon fuel consumption and carbon emissions were becoming a worry in the context of the UK’s contribution to local and global climate change. 

At the same time, some of England’s most untouched and scenic natural landscapes were becoming prey by developers and being encroached upon by rapidly expanding development. Preservationists were seeking a way to preserve some of these natural areas.

From these two challenges – cremation’s effect on the environment and natural landscape conservation – came the concept that one simple act – a green burial –  might reverse the amount of cremations being carried out and natural landscapes and protected conservation areas could be created and subsidised by making them green burial cemeteries, this would protect these sites from disturbance, in perpetuity.

Since those early days, green burial has been broadly adopted throughout the UK with many large and small natural burial cemeteries throughout most of the UK. Green burial has also expanded to the USA and Canada with green cemeteries located across the states. Canada’s first green burial site was opened in Victoria, B.C. in 2008. since then only a minor number of other cemeteries in Canada have green burial available in their communities.

Canada is lagging in the green burial trend. But the Green Burial Society of Canada plans to alter that. Through teaching, advocacy, ‘buy-in’ from death care service providers, and with the continuous effort of a passionate association, the goal is to bring green burials to any community that wants it.