Huron Hospice Memorial Forest

Commemorate the life of a loved one by planting a tree

The Huron Hospice Memorial Forest - a living memorial that will grow and flourish over the years. A tree symbolizes strength, shelter and durability; it is a living tribute and source of comfort to those who have suffered loss.

The Memorial Forest is located behind the Huron Hospice, along the Tranquility walking trail.  Trees can be ordered online, by clicking the link below, or by calling our office. Ten different native tree species - both deciduous and evergreen - have been selected to create a mixed forest suitable for this area.

In the fall, trees will be professionally planted by Verbeeks Farm and Garden Centre. Orders after August 31st will be processed the following year. The cost of a tree is $345.00, which includes a substantial tree with a five-year warranty program, planting and the name of your loved one on a memorial sign at the entrance of the trail. 

An official income tax receipt will be issued for each tree order. 

A dedication service will be held each year on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving at 2:00 pm at the entrance of the forest. All are welcome to attend. 

This program is open to anyone who wishes to remember the life of a friend or loved one. A green legacy for future generations to enjoy!

The species and location of the trees are determined solely by the staff of Verbeeks.

For any further questions regarding the program, please e-mail:


A special thank you to the following community members who have contributed toward the start-up costs of the Memorial Forest:

Four anonymous donors
Esther & Wayne Cantelon
George & Sharon Ebers
Dr. Roma Harris
The Keightley Family
Debra & John Marshall
Carolynn Off
Gerald & Judith Roy
Sandy & Cal Scotchmer
Bruce & Harriet Shillinglaw
Liz Borrowman & Larry Zaleski

Founding Members of the Memorial Forest


Trees planted in 2019 in memory of:

Lewington and Clayton Families
Irene Harris
Bertha M. McGee
Mary Leigh Longfield (nee Cole)
Claire Cox
Mel James
Jean & Frances Papernick
Joanna Christine Carroll Menzel
Anne Bosma
Tom Hogan