Memorial Benches

Memorial Benches are becoming an increasingly popular product for memorializing loved ones. Benches are available in a wide variety of styles and colors. Granite benches are a unique and functional memorial which can also be designed to hold the cremated remains. The versatility of memorial benches makes it a fitting option for many different situations, including:

  • On a traditional cemetery plot
  • In a cremation section of a memorial park
  • In a community garden or park.
  • The family farm or cottage
  • Personal backyard

Other styles are available, please contact us for more information regarding memorial benches.


BC Basalt Bench

This natural basalt bench features a smooth unpolished top surface. Natural edges provide a very weathered look, meshing perfectly into any garden or backyard setting. Locally quarried in British Columbia. A matching basalt memorial can also be purchased with this bench providing a perfect tribute to any full size burial plot.

  • Available in three sizes 48”, 60” and 72”

Amazon Green Granite Bench

This all-natural granite boulder bench boasts unique light veins through a dark green polished surface. Features a polished top with natural edges. 

Polished Basalt Benches

These all natural basalt stone benches come in a variety of sizes, from 60” to 78” lengths.

They feature a polished top surface with natural pedestals and edges of bench top.

Granite Sofa Bench

This all-natural memorial bench features a four-piece unique design that is both functional, strong and comfortable.

Each piece of the this bench has been carefully polished.

  • Sitting Surface: 48’’W x 14’’D
  • Back Support: 59″W x 17’’H
Memorial Benches
Terminology

Columbarium – a structure to store cremated remains (ashes).

Cremation – the burning of a human body, before their disposal. In Canada, some cremains are placed in a cemetery, or scattered in honor

Dressed – A stone whose surface has been entirely smoothed ready for an inscription or another feature.

Emerging stone – a memorial type where only a part of the stone has been carved. The other portion remains undressed, giving the impression of a stone that has been incompletely carved. Common in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The emerging stone represented a life cut short. Modern Emerging stones are usually made from granite.

Epitaph – a saying or poem, inscribed in a grave marker that honors the person interred.

Exhumation – When a body is removed from a grave. Often when families move long distances and still want to visit their loved one’s grave.

Family stone – a gravestone for the entire family, not a particular individual’s grave. In the Canada, Family stone is most common in the European traditions.

Footing or Foundation- a slab, usually concrete but occasionally granite, that is flush with the ground, a grave marker is placed on a footing (foundation. Footings are usually undersigned and are not considered a part of the memorial structure

Mass – a grave consisting of many burials buried together.