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Tree of Memories offers opportunity to remember loved ones

Remember a loved one’s life at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, where Trees of Memories will be available for visitors to place an ornament in honour of their loved ones.

The first tree will be located under the dome by the Promontory Green Interment Garden, while a second tree will be displayed at the Bennett Memorial Circle in the centre of the cemetery.

“The Trees of Memories gives family and friends a unique occasion to celebrate a loved one’s life during the holidays,” said Norm Ryder, cemetery manager. “We hope this will help bring a little peace during this special time of year.”

Visitors can place an ornament on either tree between Saturday, Dec. 8, and Tuesday, Jan. 8, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery is centrally located at 1991 Bernard Ave. (intersection of Bernard Avenue and Spall Road).

Ornaments from previous years are placed on the memorial trees as a perpetual memory. Those who want to keep their ornaments should retrieve them after Jan. 8 by contacting the cemetery office at 250-862-5518.

The Trees of Memories program has been offered annually since 1998.

For more information, visit kelowna.ca/cemetery.

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