Tree Program

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A Comforting Symbol of Life
For McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes and the families in Calgary a tree represents quiet strength, beauty, longevity, and peacefulness – an ideal memorial to a person’s life. McInnis & Holloway’s Memorial Forests® program allows McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home to give back to the community, by enhancing the growth of parks in the Calgary area. Families are encouraged to come to one of the Memorial Forests®, and enjoy the protected haven they provide.

A Living Tribute

The Memorial Forest®
The Memorial Forests® program offers a special way of memorializing a person who has died and provides families with a meaningful way to deal with a loss. McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes makes every attempt to find appropriate and lasting ways for loved ones to be remembered. In this case, a tree planted will remain a living memorial for families and friends to return to year after year.

Each year, McInnis and Holloway plants a tree for every family we serve.  in 2020 our newest Memorial Forest was created in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation area.  Others can purchase, at a minimal cost, one or more trees to add to the Memorial Forest®, through McInnis & Holloway. 

Our newest Memorial Forest within the Ann & Sandy Conservation Area has a viewpoint that families can use to reflect and remember and know that trees have been planted to enhance this beautiful protected area. 

In order to reduce the impact on the land, the new plantings and wildlife, the planting area is protected and free of walking trails. 

Families are able to visit the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation area at any time throughout the year.   

Pin Drop for Viewing Area

Since the start of our Memorial Forest program in 1996 McInnis and Holloway has planted over 57,842 trees in the Calgary and surrounding areas. 

Our first Memorial Forest was in Fish Creek Provincial Park, between 1996 and 2020 we planted at total of 47,070 trees within four areas of Fish Creek Provincial Park:

Glennfield Area - 1996 - 2002 - 12,000 trees were planted

Shaw's Meadow - 2003 - 2007 - 7,600 trees were planted

Lafarge Meadows - 2008 - 2012 - 10,710 trees were planted

Burnsmead - 2013 - 2020 - 17,300 trees were planted

We had a five year contract with the City of Calgary to plant trees in our Nose Creek Valley Memorial Forest. This contract ended June of 2005 when the City of Calgary decided not to renew the contract for this area. Between 2000 and 2005 McInnis & Holloway planted 4,200 trees in Nose Creek Valley Memorial Forest. 

We planted trees in Fletcher Park in Airdrie from 2001 - 2010 and a total of 1,322 in this Memorial Forest.

McInnis and Holloway then offered Big Hill Springs Memorial Forest from 2011 - 2013 with 2,250 trees planted in this Memorial Forest. 

We have included maps of our previous Memorial Forest locations for you below.  To find out more about the Memorial Forest® program, click here or contact McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home at 1-800-661-1599 / 403-243-8200 or

Fish Creek Provincial Park
“Burnsmead Are

2013 and 2020 

Burnsmead Memorial Forest

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park

2011 - 2013

Big Hill Springs Memorial Forest

Fletcher Park

2001 - 2010

Fletcher Park Memorial Forests

Fish Creek Provincial Park
“Shaw’s Meadow”

2003- 2007

Shaw’s Meadow Memorial Forest

Nose Creek Valley Memorial Forest

2000 - 2005 

Nose Creek Valley Memorial Forest 

Fish Creek Provincial Park
“LaFarge Meadows”

2008 - 2012

Lafarge Meadows Memorial Forest