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Finance & Payment

Is a Payment Plan or Lay-Away Plan Available?

Yes, Living Reef Memorial Canada offers payment plans to fit every budget. Give us a call and tell us what you can pay, and we will accommodate your pre-planning needs.

Can I Purchase a Living Reef Now and Use It When the Time Comes?

Yes you can. Living Reef Memorial Canada encourages our clients to make their arrangements so as to not burden their loved ones during this most difficult time. To lock in the price of their reef today, for use tomorrow, is a smart idea. By buying the reef today you can eliminate some of the questions and financial burdens of your final wishes. During the grieving process it is important to allow your loved ones to have the environment to grieve and not have to worry about money or what to do.  Living Reef Memorial has several plans to help you through this process. Click here to pre plan your memorial reef. Under construction (for now please contact us directly for information)

How Much Does a Living Reef Cost?

Living Reef Memorial Canada manufactures several different sizes and types of Living Reefs to fit every budget. Our reefs start at $975.00 for the Community Reef and the Loving Reef is $4,000.00


How Does My Reef Help Reduce Pollution?

Cemeteries are typically have great big lawns that need to me maintained like any other commercial lawn. The run off from the fertilizers are a huge source of pollution. Nitrate and phosphate run off goes into the storm drains and eventually reaches our oceans. One single phosphate atom has the same amount of destructive force to our oceans as chlorofluorocarbon does on our ozone layer. The maintenance equipment used (such as the lawn mowers and weed eaters) burn petroleum products which contributes to green house gasses, global warming, and pollution. The paints solvents and adhesives used for the manufacturing of burial caskets eventually breaks down and leaches into the ground water. In 2005 550,000 gallons of embalming fluid was used to preserve dead bodies. This known carcinogen also leaches into the ground water which further pollutes our environment.

How Does Ordering a Living Reef Help Save the Rainforests?

According the American Association of Funeral Directors 90 million board feet of rain-forest hardwoods are consumed annually for the manufacturing of burial caskets. More importantly, a portion of the revenue generated from the reef goes towards our Habitat Sponsorship program. The areas we preserve are in a latitude where 70 percent of all life comes from.


Can I Put a Memorial Plaque on the Reef?

Yes, you can design anything you wish for a plaque. There is a print space of 4X6 inches that can hold text, photographs, drawings, silhouettes. Pretty much anything you wish for can be engraved, in colour or black & white. Living Reef Memorial Canada can help you design, then we will have the plaque made and incorporate it into the reef memorial itself.

Do the Reefs Need to be Maintained?

No and yes. No, because if the reefs are left alone they will continue to provide vital habitat for endangered and threatened species in our oceans. Yes, because pollution is the only threat to the reefs. Therefore the maintenance that is required is to be ever diligent in the effort to halt the pollution issues in our oceans.

Can I Put Items Within the Reef Itself?

Yes, you sure can, provided the item does not oxidize and compromise the integrity of the reef. That means, if it can rust and expand then it should be left out of the reef.

What if I Change My Mind?

If the cremated remains are already incorporated and preserved into the mold then there is nothing anyone can do to get them back in their original form. If the cremated remians have not been incorporated into the reef, we will respectfully return the ashes and your money within 30 days (less a 20% fee).

Can I Watch My Reef Being Placed Into the Sea?

Yes, you can!  Living Reef Memorial Canada can assist you in finding the right charter boat for your needs. Whether it is a party of 100 or just one, we will assist you in finding a qualified charter company to take you to the location for the viewing.

Where Does the Reef Get Placed?

The staff at Living Reef Memorial Canada have determined where these reefs will be of the most benefit to our ocean. Depth, current, temperature, substrate, oxygen levels, and a host of other factors determine where these reefs will be of the most effectiveness for the target species. Regulatory: We have been given specific permission from the government to place these artificial reefs. The lawfully permitted area within the Georgia Strait. If there is a more fitting location for your family, please contact us to discuss options available.

What Happens to the Remains of My Loved One?

The remains become part of the reef itself. The cremated remains are delivered to our office where they will be then taken to our manufacturing facility. Once there, the remains are lovingly preserved by incorporating them into a specially formulated marine friendly compound. This compound is then placed into the reef mold where it will cure and produce the reef structure.

Can I Place Keepsakes in the Reef with My Loved One?

Sure you can. Our only requirement is that the keepsake be of a small size so it will fit into the reef.

Together we can create something great.

If you are requesting information due to a very recent (or imminent) death, please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Get in touch with us today for your information kit.

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Disclaimer* These photos are of tropical waters, and are for illustration only.