When a loved one passes away, it’s natural to seek ways to remember and honor them. Having a dedicated place of remembrance, like a cemetery, is a time-honored tradition that provides a sense of closure and a physical location where memories can be cherished. At Bakerview Memorial, Metro Vancouver’s newest cemetery, we understand the many important reasons for having a dedicated place of remembrance for your loved ones.

A Place for Special Days

One of the key reasons to have a dedicated place of remembrance is to have a location to visit on special days. Days of remembrance like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries can be particularly challenging when a loved one is no longer with us. And a physical location offers a more grounded experience than, for example, scattering ashes. It’s a place where you can feel close to them, share memories, and continue traditions in their honor. Additionally, a serene and beautiful location where you can visit, remember, and honor your loved ones on these special days is beneficial for all family and friends honouring someone’s memory as it facilitates a more positive ambiance, compared to some of the problems you may encounter with other options…more on that below. Bakerview is located near Langley’s agricultural land reserve region, so not only is the cemetery a beautiful location itself but the surrounding region boasts some of the lower mainlands most picturesque scenery and locations.

Stability and Permanence

Private land may seem like a good option for a final resting place, but it’s important to consider the potential for change in ownership. Land can be sold, repurposed, or developed, which could disrupt your loved one’s resting place or make it inaccessible. A cemetery provides a permanent, dedicated space that is protected from such changes.

A Tangible Connection to the Past

Having a physical place of remembrance like a cemetery provides a tangible connection to the past. In our fast-paced, digital world, physical spaces hold a unique power. They allow us to pause, to reflect, and to feel a real, tangible connection to our loved ones. This connection can be particularly powerful for younger generations who may not have had as much time with the person who has passed. A visit to Bakerview Memorial Cemetery can provide an opportunity to share stories, to pass on memories, and to create a real, physical connection to family history.

A Symbol of Respect and Honor

Cemeteries have long been seen as a symbol of respect and honor. Choosing a beautiful, peaceful cemetery like Bakerview Memorial as a final resting place is a way of showing respect for your loved one’s life and the impact they had on the world. It’s a place where their memory can be honored and where their life can be celebrated. It’s a way of saying, “You mattered. You were loved. You will not be forgotten.”

Legal Considerations

By choosing a cemetery like Bakerview Memorial, you can ensure that your loved one’s final resting place is not only beautiful but also respectful to the Metro Vancouver community. And due to the ever growing legal rules and regulations, you can be reassured that this option is fully legal as well. While scattering ashes in a favorite location might seem like a fitting tribute, it’s important to know that this can actually be illegal in many public areas. Regulations vary, but many public parks and bodies of water have strict rules against scattering ashes.

A Space for Healing and Connection

A cemetery is more than just a place for burial. It’s a space for healing, reflection, and connection. It’s a place where families can come together to support each other, to share stories, and to remember the lives of those they’ve lost. Bakerview Memorial Cemetery, with its tranquil setting amongst the Coastal Mountains, is designed to provide a comforting environment for families and friends who come to pay their respects.

Bakerview Memorial Cemetery: Your Place of Remembrance in Metro Vancouver

At Bakerview Memorial Cemetery, we understand the importance of having a dedicated place to remember and honor your loved ones. Our team is committed to providing a respectful, dignified, and peaceful environment where memories can be cherished for generations.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you create a lasting tribute to your loved one.

Published: July 13, 2023

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