|Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
The Church Board of James Bay United Church
oversees the acceptance and placement of all Memorial gifts to our
church. The majority of these gifts is in the form of cash, which may or
may not be designated for a particular project or needed item. Sometimes
a donation may be a piece of furniture or object required for the
enhancement of worship and the work of the church.
Several years ago, the church had been the beneficiary of some significant bequests. These funds have been entrusted to the Victoria Foundation which will invests and manages the funds to provide an annuity for church operations. With future bequests this fund should grow to the point of being a consistent source of income for the church.
In addition, some bequests have been for a
specific purpose, one being to install stained glass windows in the east
wall of the church where the space for windows had been boarded over
for a number of years.
The Memorial Book
In a protected space behind James Bay United
Church is a small oasis of flowers, plants, and peacefulness. This site
has been dedicated as a memorial garden and sacred space. For that
reason, the area will never be legally disturbed, no matter what urban
development should occur in the vicinity. If JBUC ceased to exist, the
soil from the memorial gardens, containing ashes and memorial plaques,
will be removed to another suitable location. A gardener tends to the care
of the garden, and special donations have made possible the planting of
a wide variety of flowers and perennials which thrive in the West Coast
Those who wish to place ashes of a deceased loved one in the garden are asked to pay a $200 fee, which helps us provide perpetual care for the garden.
Names of individuals whose ashes have been placed in the garden are recorded in the Memorial Book.
|The Memorial Garden provides a quiet sanctuary in the middle of the city.|