Seven Stones Chatfield, a botanical gardens cemetery in the Roxborough area, is offering free communal placement of the ashes of deceased loved ones in their garden ossuary, called Canyon View …
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Seven Stones Chatfield, a botanical gardens cemetery in the Roxborough area, is offering free communal placement of the ashes of deceased loved ones in their garden ossuary, called Canyon View Commons, for the month of May, according to a press release from the cemetery.
The free placement of ashes, a tradition at the cemetery, began four years ago and was originally scheduled for one day, but the cemetery made the decision last year to include the offer for all of May “in the spirit of giving back to the community during this time of great need,” according to the release.
“For those experiencing grief due to the passing of a loved one, we wanted to continue to extend this gesture for longer than one day,” said Becky Holm of Seven Stones, according to the release. “We know the importance of establishing a space to go to remember a loved one that’s easily visited by all members of the family … we see it every day. Our families tell us they feel a sense of peace after placing their loved one’s ashes in such a beautiful garden.”
The communal ossuary is one of the services at the cemetery, which opened in April 2015. Other options include ground burial, green burial, a mausoleum and pet placements. Phase one of the 33-acre property has more than 6,000 placements, with room to expand to over 55,000 placements.
“Seven Stones’ mission is to provide a welcoming gathering space where friends and families can remember, connect and share — a place to mourn and heal in the comfort of nature,” according to the release. “Surrounding the property are miles of untouched land, Chatfield State Park, Waterton Canyon, the High Line Canal and the foothills.”
More information about Seven Stones is available at www.discoversevenstones.com.
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