Drumheller's cemetery could be seeing something new in the future.
Scatter Gardens were part of Town Council's discussion on Tuesday, May 23.
"Families can take their loved ones cremated remains and have them into the actual earth in a designated area. I've seen some where there is granite wall where upon scattering the cremated remains you can actually get a plaque with the persons name with dates and memorialize them that way," stated Scott Kuntz, Managing Funeral Director & Embalmer for Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home.
It's not something we currently have in Drumheller, but Kuntz thinks it's something that would be beneficial for the town and for the residents of Drumheller.
"Scattering gardens that I have seen have been from 25 feet by 25 feet, up to the big city cemeteries which could cover half an acre," he noted.
"I've seen different scatter gardens where there has been benches or tranquil benches to sit and meditate or spend some time in a designated area."
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