Policy Standards and Procedures for Collabarium Niche Shutter
- All inscription shall be horizontal. Vertical lines not permitted.
- A 6cm x 8cm ceramic for single or double photo is permitted opposite the vase in the lower left hand corner.
- If ceramic is not requested no other item or inscription is permitted in this space.
- English, Chinese or combination of both is permitted but must be in accordance with the approved template.
- No other item shall be attached to any part of the niche shutter or collabarium.
- Flowers in Vase shall not encroach on adjacant shutters.
- If flowers in Vase begin to look unsightly they may be remove by Cemetery Bd. Staff.
- Only one Picture Frame allowed with one or two photos in one frame
- No ornaments of any type by any means shall be affixed to the collabarium or niche shutter other than cemetery approved Vase and Picture Frame.
- Cut Flowers may be place at the base of the collabarium in a plastic container. If they begin to look unsightly the Cemetery Bd staff will remove them.
- Glass containers at the base of the collabarium are prohibited.
- Candles are not permitted on or near the collabarium.
- All inscription letters and numbers shall be Vermarco style as per approved template.
- Only years permitted on date line.
- Space does not allow months.
Procedure for Niche Inscription
- For continuity all inscriptions shall be performed by Memories In Stone (M.I.S.) as approved by the Victoria Square United Church Cemetery Board (V.S.U.C.C.B.)
- The initial inscription is included in sale price of the Niche. (Does not include ceramics)
- When V.S.U.C.C.B. has received request from a Family for inscription on a shutter, an Order Form will be completed and forwarded to M.I.S. to prepare a proof for approval by the Family.
- M.I.S. will speak directly with the Family to agree on a final proof.
- M.I.S will then forward copy of final proof to be approved by V.S.U.C.C.B. At the same time M.I.S. will forward invoice for cost of inscription to V.S.U.C.C.B.
- All costs shall be paid by the family prior to V.S.U.C.C.B. providing M.I.S. with authorization to proceed with inscription.
- Once the proof is approved by the family, M.I.S. will contact V.S.U.C.C.B. to have the shutter removed and a time will be set to claim the shutter.
- M.I.S. will return the shutter to V.S.C.U.C.B. once the inscription is complete.
Pricing for Additional Inscription Services (beyond initial inscription):
English Name Line – $250.00 +HST
Chinese Name Line – $300.00 + HST
Datelines – All – $250.00 + HST
Installation of Ceramic if requested:
$50.00 + HST (siliconed to face of niche)
Price For Ceramics (6x8 for photos):
Black and White or Sepia – $132.49 + HST
Colour – $162.16 + HST
Restoration or enhancement – $19.78 + HST
Colouration of a B&W photo – $20% additional to ceramic +HST
Blending of 2 images on to 1 tile* – $50% additional to ceramic + HST
(*two separate photos being blended on to one tile)
Text on any image* – $19.78 +HST
(*text will be very small)
Changing ladies or menswear – $29.66 + HST