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Learn about the recent updates or have your questions answered from the articles below. Our blogs include details on memorial monuments and accessories to help you choose the best option for your loved ones.


  • Graveyard with different kinds of headstones.
    31/07/2022 0 Comments
    Top 5 Benefits of Using Granite for Headstones

    Headstones are an essential part of the grieving process. They help us remember the person that we have lost. They provide us with a sounding board on the days that we visit the cemetery.

    These markers are even useful for future generations. They help our descendants trace their ancestors and learn about their past. As a result, it's essential to choose a headstone that will last the test of time.

    Granite headstones are a popular choice. However, many grievers wonder why. Should you buy a granite headstone? How do you know if granite is the right choice for you?

    Luckily, we have put together a complete guide to granite headstones. We have listed a few of the reasons that granite might be the stone for you.


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  • Cemetery with gravestones
    01/05/2022 0 Comments
    5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Gravestone

    Losing a loved one is never easy, and neither are the difficult decisions that follow.

    Deciding how to bury a loved one comes with many different factors to consider. During the 19th century in Canada, many gravestones were made from Italian marble in the shape of angels with wings and cherubs.

    However, with harsh weather conditions, these beautiful monuments lost wings and noses over time, from freezing and thawing.

    If you're buying a gravestone for your loved one, there are certain things to take into account. The right gravestone can help you grieve your loss and keep your memories alive.

    Keep reading to learn more about buying gravestones for loved ones and how to honour the memory of the dearly departed.


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  • White and blue flowers growing from the ground, with gravestones in the background
    02/02/2022 0 Comments
    Upright vs. Flat Monuments – Which to Choose?

    Calgary offers beautiful historical cemeteries bringing a beautiful presence to areas that are typically avoided. 

    Most of this beauty is due to the gravestones that decorate each plot. Memorial graves are more than a label. They are a way to show love and remembrance to the deceased by putting that love into a design. 

    If you want to learn about the popular gravestone styles, like flat memorial markers, in Calgary, then look no further. Keep reading as we explore these timeless gravestone options. 


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  • Gravestone with 2 flowerpots side by side, and more gravestones in the background.
    02/02/2022 0 Comments
    What Are All Of the Different Types of Gravestones?

    Choosing a headstone for yourself or a loved one is a heavy task.

    At Somerville Memorials, we want to help you through this process in every way we can. Whether you are future planning for yourself or funeral planning for a lost loved one, we are here to help.

    We know that lots of options can be overwhelming when you're grieving, so we hope this comprehensive article will help you learn about the best types of gravestones and what you would like.

    There are many different types of gravestones. Read on for a breakdown of the different styles, materials, and design options available.


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  • four people holds a rose in his hands
    29/03/2021 0 Comments
    Funeral Costs to Consider

    Over 20,000 people die each year in Alberta alone. When it comes to discussing death and planning a funeral, it can be quite challenging. Unfortunately, most people will eventually have to face this and funeral costs are part of that difficult process. But we're here to help. Keep reading to learn about the different funeral costs to consider.

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  • in loving memory
    11/02/2021 0 Comments
    Factors that Affect Gravestone Costs

    Losing a loved one can be a time full of sadness and other emotions that don't stop even during the funeral planning process. One part of the process that's essential for you to know about is gravestone costs.


    Several factors can influence a gravestone's costs, and understanding these factors will help you budget wisely. Here at Somerville Memorials, we strive to provide clients with the most accurate information to provide their loved ones with the home-going service they deserve.


    Read more to find a list of factors that can increase or decrease your cost when purchasing gravestones in Calgary.

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