Process and Planning

Where Do I Start?

When it comes to purchasing a cemetery monument for a loved one, it is something that is a new experience for most. At Gateway Monuments, we want to make this experience as memorable and stress free as we can. Our knowledgeable staff can walk you through the process and provide a digital visual concept that is based on the design, style & colour that you choose in the comfort of your home, online, or at our place.

In order to highlight your loved one’s personality, interests, faith, beliefs or heritage, Gateway Monuments includes up to two hours of our artist’s time to create a custom design at no additional cost, so creating something special is limited only by your imagination. Once you are satisfied with the proposed design, our experienced team will create your loved ones monument and place it in the cemetery.

We would like to invite you to call or visit our showrooms in Callander or your nearest Gateway Monuments representative to assist you in the process of memorializing your loved one.

Planning Ahead

Many people find comfort in planning ahead by purchasing their own monument. Purchasing in advance provides peace of mind knowing that decisions that would otherwise fall to family members at an emotionally difficult time are taken care of.

Purchasing in advance allows you to take advantage of today’s rates and assures that you will be remembered, with a beautiful, timeless monument that reflects those things that are important to you.

When you plan ahead, Gateway Monuments will design and engrave the monument according to your wishes.


We understand that the cost for final expenses can be overwhelming. At Gateway Monuments, we offer monthly payment plans to plan ahead for your own monument to ensure that you get what you want and not leave that burden of cost to your family.

We also offer monthly payment plans if you are the responsible party making the arrangements, or want to commemorate a loved one’s memories and don’t have all the funds available right away.

The way it works is that after you have picked the stone of your choice, we will come to an agreement for a monthly payment plan. When the payments equals approximately 80% of the final cost, we will start the process to have your stone designed, The last payment would be due prior to the stone being installed.

Please contact us at Gateway Monuments to schedule an appointment to go over the details for pre-arrangements.