A collection of handmade stones

If you spend a lot of time in cemeteries, especially in Northern Ontario, you will start to notice the repetition of certain symbols and motifs. In Ontario and Quebec, something I have come across frequently is handmade stones.

These stones have been lovingly hand-poured in cement, adorned with crucifixes, stones, and other baubles, and usually have hand lettering. They are beautiful representations of love for those who have passed. There could be many reasons why a handmade stone was created, and each one is unique and beautiful with its own charm.

I love finding handmade stones and have photographed many over the years. I wanted to share some of them with you.

2 thoughts on “A collection of handmade stones

  1. These really hit one in the heart. They are such an intimate way of conveying love and respect for the departed and forming, in the process, one last bond between the deceased and those who carried on after they were laid to rest.

    Thank you very much for sharing these handmade, meaningful beauties with us.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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