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A Variety of Upright Gravestones in Calgary, Alberta

We understand the pain of losing someone close to your heart, and giving them a proper goodbye is the toughest. At Somerville Memorials, we provide you with every sort of upright monument. We have a wide range of Upright Gravestones here in Calgary.


Upright monuments, including benches, are increasingly becoming one of the most popular cemetery memorials purchased today.

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Somerville Memorials Ltd offers a large selection of them in various styles, shapes, colours, sizes and layouts. Choosing the colour for the gravestone is vital, and we give you many options and a wide range of colours. An upright gravestone is what most people want for their deceased loved ones. Some of the most popular colour choices for an upright monument include:


⦿ Black

⦿ Brown

⦿ Red

⦿ Green


We customize the gravestone according to your requirement. A cross or image can be easily added to an upright monument for any religious figure. However, it's always a good idea to check with your local cemetery before making a final purchase to ensure the type of monument you selected complies with all of their specific rules and regulations. We are always available for your queries. Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our selection of upright monuments, don't hesitate to contact us.

Bid Adieu to Your Loved One With an Upright Gravestone for Calgary Cemeteries

Losing a loved one is not easy and arranging at such a time is both a physical and a psychological challenge. At Somerville Memorials, we must provide you with an Upright gravestone and all the monuments for a proper honour to your loved one. We have stood by the people of Calgary in their tough times and will continue to do so. Serving people since 1903, our team of compassionate professionals understands your pain and offers complete assistance as you decide to honour your loved one with a customized upright gravestone in Calgary.

What Is the Cost of Upright Gravestones?

We at Somerville Memorials believe in providing quality gravestones in Calgary. Upright gravestones come in varying shapes, sizes and colours. The price differs from gravestone to gravestone, as many aspects are considered before putting a final price tag on any monument.


We assure you that the prices are worth the materials. Let's discuss the material, design, inscription, or other customizations you might have that affect the price. We give all our customers a wide range of samples and variety to choose from at any time. You can see the selections at your convenience by simply browsing through our collection, so feel free to browse our collection for samples.

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How Does Customization of Gravestones Work?

At Somerville Memorials, we offer our customers the option to customize gravestones in Calgary. We have professionals who will make the gravestone according to your requirements. We do customization in various steps. This is how customization works:


⦿ The name of the deceased is inscribed.

⦿ The date of birth and death is written.

⦿ Philosophical or religious sayings can be engraved.

⦿ Words that resonate with the deceased such as father, daughter, sibling etc., can be added.


If you have any doubts about upright gravestones, we also offer flat monuments.


We are also available for consultation suggestions. We will ensure that you get the appropriate Upright gravestone here in Calgary; we are happy to help anytime you need us.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Upright Gravestone

Selecting the right material for your upright gravestone is a crucial decision. At Somerville Memorials, we understand that the material not only contributes to the aesthetics but also plays a significant role in the durability of the monument. Our range includes granite, bronze, and marble, each possessing unique characteristics that cater to different preferences and styles.


Granite, known for its durability and wide range of colors, provides a solid and long-lasting option. Whether you prefer a classic gray or a more vibrant hue, granite allows for customization that reflects the personality of your loved one. Bronze, with its timeless elegance, offers a dignified appearance that ages with grace, developing a natural patina over time. For those seeking a classic and refined aesthetic, marble stands out, exuding a sense of timelessness and sophistication.

Our experienced team is here to guide you through the selection process, helping you understand the characteristics of each material and ensuring that your choice aligns with your vision for the perfect upright gravestone. By choosing the right material, you not only create a lasting tribute but also contribute to the overall aesthetic harmony of the memorial site. Contact us to learn more about different gravestone materials we offer.

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Personalizing with Symbols and Images on Upright Gravestones

Adding symbols or images to an upright gravestone can significantly enhance its personalization, capturing the essence of your loved one's life. At Somerville Memorials, we recognize the importance of incorporating meaningful elements that celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. Our customization options include the integration of symbols, religious icons, or custom images onto the gravestone.


Symbols can convey a wide range of emotions and themes, from religious symbols representing faith to depictions of hobbies, interests, or achievements. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in selecting symbols that resonate with the personality and life story of your dearly departed. Whether it's a cross, a musical note, or a representation of a beloved pet, these personalized additions transform the upright gravestone into a touching and individualized memorial.

Additionally, we understand the sentimental value of images. Whether it's a cherished photograph, a favourite landscape, or a symbol that holds special meaning, we can incorporate these visuals into the gravestone. Our experts will work closely with you to ensure that the design not only meets your expectations but also serves as a heartfelt representation of your loved one's unique journey. We also offer flat monuments for the right type of memorial.

Ensuring Longevity: Maintenance Tips for Upright Gravestones

Preserving the beauty and integrity of your upright gravestone is crucial for a lasting tribute. At Somerville Memorials, we believe in providing guidance beyond the selection and customization process. Our team offers practical maintenance tips to ensure the longevity of your monument, allowing it to stand as a timeless tribute to your loved one.


Regular cleaning is essential to remove dirt, debris, and environmental pollutants that may accumulate over time. We advise against using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as they can damage the gravestone's surface. Instead, opt for mild soap and water solutions or consult our team for recommended cleaning products.


Promptly addressing any damages is equally important. Small cracks or chips should be repaired promptly to prevent further deterioration. Our experts can guide you on proper repair techniques or connect you with professionals who specialize in gravestone restoration.


Environmental factors can impact the longevity of gravestones, so we provide recommendations for protective measures. From applying sealants to choosing appropriate locations within a cemetery, our team can offer valuable insights to ensure that your upright gravestone remains a lasting and meaningful tribute to your loved one's memory.


By following these maintenance tips, you contribute to the enduring legacy of the upright gravestone, preserving its beauty for generations to come. At Somerville Memorials, we are committed to supporting you not only during the initial selection but throughout the entire lifespan of the monument in Calgary.

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Gravestones in Calgary, Alberta: Some Interesting Information

Gravestones, also known as grave markers in an earlier time, are memorials placed on the grave to commemorate loved ones. Gravestone inscriptions include the name of the deceased, date of birth, date of death, and a few words about the deceased as requested by relatives or friends. Grave markers dated back to 3000 B.C. were megalithic monuments marking an entire burial chamber or a group burial site. Gravestones became popular with the establishment of churches and burials in the 1650s.

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Somerville Memorials Ltd. has a selection of appealing pillow and flat memorials in Calgary, Alberta, in a variety of designs and colours of your preference. We can also customize your design ideas into reality.


We provide custom Chinese and Hebrew gravestones by following all the guidelines of church and burial.

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