Buying a Monument
Purchasing a memorial for your loved one is a major decision. As your local monument builder, we have worked with bereaved families for over 35 years. We are familiar with all area cemeteries, their rules and regulations regarding the size and types of memorials. When you visit our showroom or Monument Gallery, you will see a variety of monuments and markers. We will help you create a design for your memorial that you will be able to view and edit until you are satisfied. We also offer a wide variety of ornaments to enhance your monument such as ceramic photos, impact portraits, vases and statues. We take care of everything from inscription to installation.
We offer after-sales services such as engraving, repairs, cleaning and re-leveling of monuments.
Purchasing a Monument Before Need
More people are pre-arranging their funeral and purchasing their cemetery plot and monument for pre-need installation, to lessen the burden for their spouse or family.
You can save money when you buy a monument before the need arises. Like everything else, it will cost less now than in years to come.
Depending on the style, size and colour, you can expect to pay between $700 to $2,500 for a flat marker or pillow marker. The average double upright monument will cost approximately $2,500 to $4,000 depending on size and color. A more elaborate upright monument with ornaments such as photos and etchings, statues and vases may cost you more than $5,000.
Although installations are made from May to October, you can order a memorial anytime throughout the year. Our showroom is open on a part-time basis during the winter and you can call to make an appointment.
The Province of Ontario charges a Monument Care and Maintenance fee that is billed at the time of purchase of the monument. The price varies based on the size of the monument and ranges from $113.00 to $452.00.