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Kelowna cemetery brings back its Tree Of Memories

Family and friends of those who have passed away are invited to honour the life of their loved ones over the holidays by placing an ornament on one of the city's two Trees of Memories located in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.

“The trees provide a unique opportunity for friends and family to celebrate a loved one’s life throughout the holiday season,” said Norman Ryder, cemetery manager. “It’s always heartwarming to see how this community service brings visitors a little peace and a cause for reflection during this otherwise busy time of year.”

Ornaments can be placed on either tree between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day of the week between Dec. 3, and  Jan. 9.

Previous years’ ornaments are placed on the memorial trees as a perpetual memory. Visitors who wish to keep their ornament after the holidays are asked to retrieve it before the trees are removed in the New Year.

This yar, one tree is located under the dome by the Promontory Green Interment Garden while a second tree is located at the Bennett Memorial Circle in the centre of the cemetery.

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

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