Tree Program - More Information
MEMORIAL FOREST® TREE PROGRAM
What is the Memorial Forest® Program?
The program began in 1996 as a shared initiative between Fish Creek Provincial Park and McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, and over the years has expanded to other areas of the city. For McInnis & Holloway, this program offers families a special way of memorializing a person who has died, and provides families with a meaningful way to deal with a loss. A tree planted will remain a living memorial to which family and friends can return every year.
Where is our current Memorial Forest® Located?
Families are able to have a tree planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area located South West of Calgary.
How many trees have been planted to date?
Since June 1996, over 57,000 trees have been planted in the Memorial Forests.
Can families purchase a tree in one of the Forests?
If families wish, any family that was served by McInnis & Holloway have a tree planted in memory of one who has died, at no additional cost to the family. Additional trees can be purchased at a nominal cost, and many people elect to have several trees in the forest as a testimony to someone who has died. Others not served by McInnis & Holloway may also purchase one or more trees to place in our Memorial Forests®.
McInnis & Holloway built the below viewing area at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area so families and friends can visit throughout the year.
It is our hope visitors will find this beautiful setting a serene place of quiet reflection.