Submitted by Kemptville Living Retirement

Wanting in some way to remember and pay tribute to our loved ones who have passed, the Activity Department along with residents came up with the idea of having a memory garden. A great deal of discussion ensued. Where to place it? What size and shape? What should be planted? Residents, families and staff all volunteered their suggestions and opinions. It was decided that professional assistance was needed. Gen, from the Flower Shop here in Kemptville, was consulted. Gen not only gave her advice, she, her husband Mike and their staff volunteered to come and build the garden free of charge. They even donated the materials needed to make the heart shape!

The garden will be a place of remembrance and quiet reflection. The positive energy this garden has created at Kemptville Retirement Living is inspiring and heart warming. It truly was a community effort!

The generosity of the Flower Shop and Intricate Interlock is beyond measure. They have built us a wonderful garden that is waiting for spring flowers and will be enjoyed for many years to come. All the residents and staff at KVRL send thanks to Gen, Mike and their staff. We live in wonderful and caring community.



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