Honour your loved ones at the Tree of Memories this holiday season

November 26, 2019

Residents can place an ornament on the Tree of Memories at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery to remember loved ones that have passed. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 3, visitors to the Cemetery can place an ornament on the large tree located under the dome at the Promontory Green Interment Garden. Ornaments can also be hung on the spruce trees that frame the Legacy Gardens and the Bennett Memorial.

“While the holidays bring people together, it’s also a time of reflection to think of those who have passed,” said David Gatzke, Cemetery Manager. “Each year, we see hundreds of ornaments placed on the trees in honour of loved ones. We even see people who are visiting from out of town make their way up to the Cemetery to place an ornament. It’s a simple act that can carry profound meaning throughout the holiday season.”

The Tree of Memories program has been offered annually at the Cemetery since 1998. Visitors are welcome to place ornaments on the trees between Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 1991 Bernard Ave. (at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Spall Road).

Those who wish to keep their ornaments should ensure they are removed from the tree by Friday, Jan. 3.

For more information about the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, visit kelownacemetery.ca.