How to say, “I love you, forever.”
When soldiers from the Revolutionary War were laid to rest at Williamsville Cemetery, the stone monuments made for them were fairly simple – a reflection of the customs (and tools) of the day.
Since then, as more and more generations have come home to Williamsville Cemetery, the variety of memorials has expanded greatly. Today, you will find everything from simple inscriptions to ornate monuments rising 12 feet above the ground. Each one tells a story – a story of love, of a life well-lived, of a life that will always be remembered and so will be.
Unlike other cemeteries, we do not restrict your choices to standard “cookie cutter” monuments, or flat square or rectangular markers. We encourage you to create a beautiful memorial that reflects the individual, and will serve as a lasting tribute to their life. We do require that materials used outdoors must obviously be durable and weather-resistant, as well as conform to other policies available through the Williamsville Cemetery office.
Some of the memorials chosen by people at Williamsville Cemetery include:
- A traditional stone, in nearly any size or shape, either rising above ground or at lawn level
- An engraved boulder
- A bronze plaque
- A favorite plant or tree
- A flower garden
- A stone bench
Please be advised there is a concrete foundation fee for all memorials, and for upright memorials there will be a one-time additional fee for the extra maintenance of hand-cutting the grass around the monument. Also:
- Colorization on any memorial is prohibited.
- Urns affixed to monuments are not allowed without establishing a special care trust.
Note: The type of memorial allowed is dependent on the size, location, and memorial designation of the lot.
To learn more about memorial options, please call one of our non-commissioned Family Service Representatives at (716) 885-1600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.