Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden is a beautiful, sacred, designated area for the interment of ash remains, reflections, and visitation.  The Memorial Garden may be viewed by going to the lower level of Burtenshaw Hall and exiting the double glass doors into the Garden.  The central focus of the Garden is the celtic cross installed in February 2014.

Eligibility

Interment in the garden is permitted for members, former members, or a member of his or her family (defined as spouse, partner, parents, children or siblings of the eligible person), or if applicants approved by the Rector.

Memorial Garden Application Form

Fees

The Memorial Garden is a self-funded facility of St. Aidan’s Church. The fee of $750 provides for a place of interment for the ashes as well as a marker. A check for the $750 fee should accompan y the application which is submitted to the Memorial Garden Committee.

The fee is non-refundable after approval.

Interment

Only ashes are placed directly in the ground.  Biodegradable containers may be used if approved by the Rector.  A marker will be placed over the interred ashes indicating the name of the deceased, date of birth and date of death.  As funds permit, a columbarium is also planned for the garden area.

Planning team and Administration

Bud Alexander, Deb Stecher, Bob Stecher, Suzanne Mansell, Joyce Tripp-Miller, and Barry Mansell.