Our 2-acre columbarium memorial garden is a place for repose and reflection for families who choose cremation. Our large, affordable spaces, or niches, are arranged in 10 attractive, low-profile structures with a fountain, landscaping and walkways.
Niches can be reserved, like traditional burial plots. Here is some further information about columbaria and cremation. (See our video here.)
What is a columbarium?
A columbarium is a place for the respectful storage of urns holding cremated remains. The term comes from the Latin word “columba” (dove) and recognizes the spiritual and peaceful significance associated with doves throughout history.
What are the advantages of the columbarium option?
This option is dignified, convenient and affordable. The National Funeral Directors Association, which publishes statistics on cremation, says the practice has grown significantly in the United States in recent years, with more than 40 percent of Americans now electing cremation.
How is the Tod Homestead Cemetery columbarium different than many others?
Our niches are very large and deep, capable of holding two urns of cremation remains. We designed the columbarium to complement, and not interrupt, the view of our meticulously managed buildings and grounds. Our columbarium structures are aboveground, but very low in profile (less than 4 feet tall). They are set in a landscaped garden with a fountain and walkways that provide a serene space for reflection.
Can anyone reserve a space at the columbarium?
Yes. Like the rest of our cemetery, the columbarium is available to families of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. For specific information about space in our columbarium, please contact us by phone at 330.743.3194 or by email.