Tree of Life Remembrance Ceremony

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The Tree of Life Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event held by Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa Region to help us honor and remember our loved ones who have died, as we enter the holiday season.  For over 20 years, Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa has held this event as a touching and visible way to cherish and remember our loved ones.

The evening unfolds with music, speakers and poems, followed by a candle lighting remembrance ceremony.  You have the opportunity to hang a personalized memory ornament in honour of your loved one(s) on our Tree of Life, and take it home at the end of the evening.

During the candle ceremony, individuals are invited to light a candle in memory of their loved one.  As each person lights a candle, the physical space of the event begins to transform from one of darkness into light.  Once everyone has lit a candle, a long moment of silence is held to allow all a chance to remember their loved one in a hall basked in candlelight.

There will be an opportunity to purchase some remembrance items and small gifts at the end of the evening.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Date:     Sunday, November 25, 2018

Time:    4:00- 6:00pm (doors open at 3:00)

Location:  Beechwood Cemetery – 280 Beechwood Ave.  map

Cost:      $15 (in advance), $20 at the door
(cost includes all taxes, fees, refreshments, and 1 ornament)
(all proceeds go towards our bereavement support programs)

Registration and Tickets Purchases open in October

NOTE(s)
-Extra ornaments are available to purchase at $5.00 each
(extras will be available at the door while supplies last)

– Some individuals cannot afford the cost. There is an opportunity for you to donate to assist those who cannot (as no one is turned away).  Should you require financial assistance, please contact the office.

For more information please contact us at 613-567-4278 or at office@bfo-ottawa.org