Located in CVC’s Island Lake Conservation Area, the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest is a sponsored reforestation of 4.5 acres adjacent to and including an old nut plantation site in the Conservation Area.
Through Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel a memorial tree is planted in memory of each loved one who is interred by the funeral home. Additional memorial trees may be donated unconditionally to the Memorial Forest by the public.
The Memorial Forest program provides an opportunity to commemorate the life of a loved one, in a special way, by planting a tree – a living memorial. Each tree in this natural forest at Island Lake Conservation Area is planted in memory of one who has lived. A tree symbolizes strength, shelter, durability and is a symbol of hope. The forest provides a source of comfort and meaning to those who have suffered a loss and helps to ease them through a difficult time. As one life ends, a new life begins.
How to Donate a Memorial Tree in Memory of a Loved One
Planting a tree may be arranged through the Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel as a lasting tribute. The family of the deceased receives a Memorial Card stating that a tree has been planted in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest, in memory of their loved one.
Cost of a Memorial Tree
There is no charge for a Memorial Tree to those families who choose Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel for a service. A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Gauthier family and staff of Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel as an expression of our sympathy to you and your family.
The program, however, is available to all others in our community who wish to participate. A Memorial Tree may be planted in memory of a loved one through this program, regardless of the duration of time since the death, where the death occurred or where a service was held.
As of September 1st 2018, the cost to have a tree planted is $75, payable to the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation. The species and location of the trees are determined solely by the staff of the CVC.
To dedicate a Memorial Tree in memory of a loved one, please call Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel at 519-941-1392.