Living Reef Memorial Canada - A Green Burial at Sea

A "Green Burial" at Sea


A Living Reef Memorial is a welcoming positive in an otherwise tragic time.  Families who have gone through the Living Reef Memorial experience feel a great sense of pride when talking about the choice they have made for their loved one.  Families find peace by knowing that their loved one will go on to help our ocean for an eternity. Folks love that their loved one will be just beneath the waves in an ocean that is majestic and wondrous.  Families find solace that their loved one will permanently have a resting place that will never be disturbed.  Families experience a great feeling of relief and joy knowing that their loved one is going to be giving back to the sea and leaving this planet a better place.    More information is available at livingreefmemorial.ca

Just beneath the waves, life is being created through cremation. Not long after the reef is installed onto the sea floor a beautiful and natural transformation occurs.  The reef begins to grow and bloom with life as hundreds of species of marine life attach themselves to the reef. 

The process is simple.  Choose a deployment site. Choose the reef that is right for your situation. Once you have selected the reef that suits your needs, the next thing to do is to contact us and we will send you our Client Agreement.  This document authorizes us to manufacture a reef for you and stipulates our responsibilities to you and the deceased.  Deliver the completed document to us with the cremated remains and payment. Once Living Reef Memorial has taken custody of the cremated remains the casting will begin within one week from the date custody is taken.  After the reef is cast there is a curing time for the reef that is no less than 30 days. On average reefs will be deployed within six weeks of receiving the cremated remains.  If you wish to view the reef being deployed into the ocean, contact us - the staff at Evergreen Cremation Centre have options for you.

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Deployments Sites

There are a few choices of Reef Deployment Sites within the Georgia Strait, all within a few hundred feet from the shores of Vancouver Island and the mainland area.  The first site is located at Cape Lazo; a headland at the tip of the  Comox Peninsula near Courtenay, BC. Coffin Point  is another site which is located just around the corner from Ladysmith, BC, a small town situated on the 49th parallel. The third deployment site is near Ten Mile Point between Telegraph Bay and Spring Bay, in Victoria, BC., then there are various sites surrounding the Southern Gulf Islands, (from Snake Island near Nanaimo’s harbour to the south tip of Saturna Island).  Across the water there is the south west side of Bowen Island and just off the coast of White Rock BC in Semaiano Bay. Visiting the reefs can be as simple as sitting at the waters edge, kayaking off the shores of our beautiful island, or scuba diving to the reef.  Whichever you choose, you can reflect on your loved one and know they are giving life back to the sea. ---------If you have a request for a different location, please contact me to discuss options.

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