One of the most rewarding things you can do for your family is to prepare a story of your life and that of your ancestors. It is beautiful to be able to capture important moments of faith in those journeys to pass on to future generations. Consider writing your family history, and telling your own story within that history.
Memorials may be customized to share personal stories, as well as highlighting things that are dear to you. Consider how you may want to be remembered in a beautiful, lasting way. A Family Services Advisor can work with you to pre-arrange your memorial marker as part of your pre-arrangement plan.
We are currently planning a function with which visitors may locate a grave using tools like Google Maps. If desired by the family, visitors at the resting place may use a phone scanning function to open a legacy story. Please consider how you would like to be remembered and what information you may wish to share.
Online Memorial Page
Today we offer families the opportunity to create a free memorial page to commemorate their loved ones. Family and friends may share stories, videos, pictures and information on this page.
Creating a memorial page for a loved one can be a great gift to family and friends, and can provide an opportunity to share memories, faith, and values.
If the Church has been an important part of your life, please consider a legacy gift. The Church provides for the corporate and spiritual needs of the community. If you have a particular area of interest, we would welcome a gifting opportunity that can support a ministry or community need. The Archdiocese of Vancouver has a Development Office who can speak with you about Planning Giving.
My Family Story
My Family Story is a resource for families interested in creating a lasting record of their family history and traditions. This free resource provides tools and webinars that will help you learn how to capture your family’s story.
“Some years ago attended a presentation by Gardens of Gethsemani at our church and found it very informative, after which my husband and I made all our ‘pre-arrangements.’ Highly recommend this to everyone.”
“I had often wanted to end my days at Gardens of Gethsemani, but for some time, I put it off. Finally, a death in my own family prompted me to take action and request a meeting. During and after the meeting, with a well qualified representative, I felt much better. I feel that by arranging a place for myself and others, my earthly remains are secure, in holy ground and a sign for those following us of what we all stood for when we lived.”