Forever Memorials is a partnership between Greg and Jennifer Flasko. Parents to three beautiful children, cattle farmers, and volunteers.
Jennifer started her granite engraving training in 2010. Prior to this, she worked in the secretarial/office field since 1997. Jennifer is currently responsible for all day to day operations, creating, blasting, and installing of all stones.
Greg has over 20 years of truck driving experience and provides hours of his time to helping wherever needed.
In July 2013, Forever Memorials took over the operations and clientele of a local, family operated, granite engraving company that had been in business for 40 years.
Forever Memorials was established to engrave and install granite memorial headstones. We are dedicated to helping families through the process to create a last tribute for their loved ones. We are Thinking of You as you are thinking about your loved one.
Pet memorials are also available; our fur babies are important too.
We also do 2nd engravings (final inscriptions) on existing headstones, onsite or offsite.
Engraving on smooth, flat fieldstones is available upon request (must be manageable size to handle)
Presently Forever Memorials orders granite monuments, bases, and slabs precut from Quebec. Delivery can take up to 8 weeks.
After meeting/talking with our clients, Forever Memorials can suggest a monument to meet your needs. Providing proofs and info until the client is comfortable and happy. A contract is then signed with a 50% deposit to be paid at this time.
The process after the contract is signed:
Stones are ordered (in-stock inventory is limited at this time)
Prior to 2017 we would prepare all proofs on a spreadsheet, prepare characters on the stencil using rulers and a press with plastic lettering, hand draw the images, glue the stencil to the stone, and cut it out by hand with a knife. Beautiful work was made, but was labour intensive.
Currently we have new Monumental Design Software to create beautiful proofs and a stencil cutter to help us with the creating and cutting process. We still glue the stencil to the stone. Then pick out the stencil from the area that needs to be blasted. Final stages are to sandblast it, paint it, and install the monument in the cemetery.
What gives us the upper-hand? Keeping our prices competitive. Cheaper mileage and installation costs. Monuments delivered and installed on-time with the utmost of care. Efficient, reliable, patient customer service. We have great pride in the work we do.
Our Big Start
In fall of 2010 a local engraver, Henri Bouchard, was looking for a little extra help to finish up his engravings for the year. While he was wanting to retire, I expressed interest in keeping the business going. Over the next three years, with a lot of patience, Henri was a fantastic teacher. I will forever be grateful for what he has taught me: many tricks of the trade the old school way (which if far more valuable then any electronic/technological device can be), how to be more patient, slow down, and do the job right the first time so you don’t have to redo it.