Monument Styles and Etchings
Styles of Monuments
Our monuments are made from high quality granite that will endure for years to come. The granite comes in a large variety of colours, including black, charcoal, light grey, mountain rose and India red. Different granites have different qualities for use in the monument building process.
Upright monuments are available in various shapes, sizes, finishes and colours, providing a wide variety of choices in designing a memorial. All upright monuments are installed on a grey granite base, which makes it easier to locate. As an option, we can also match the colour of the base to the colour of the monument. The back of the upright monument can also be used to inscribe the family name, add an etching or a message.
Today, cremations are more frequently the ritual when a person passes away. There are a few options to consider when you are looking to find the proper final resting place for your loved one’s ashes. The decision you make will affect how the memory of the deceased will be symbolized. One of these options is a memorial that will actually hold the ashes of your loved one inside the monument.
A columbarium monument can be erected on a cremation plot, a regular plot or a double plot. Unlike a public columbarium, this style of monument provides a private gravesite for you to pay your respects, bring floral tributes, light a candle, etc.
Pillow Markers or Slants
These markers are elevated 6″ at the back and slope to 3″ in height at the front. A pillow marker can also be installed on a 4″ base. They are laid on a foundation.
The flat markers are set in cement and lay completely flat with the ground. Flat markers are the only style of memorial allowed to be placed in front of an existing monument.
With this technique, our artist can reproduce an image with more details. A photo is provided by the customer and it is reproduced on the memorial. The focus is put in the details that will make it unique to the memory of the deceased. Once the etching is completed, a special procedure is performed to highlight it.
The impact etching is a new technique, which reproduces an image from a photograph. This method is excellent for portraits. It reproduces a person’s face exactly as it appears in the photograph. We can also edit pictures and do a montage with the photos the customer brings in.