Heritage Gardens is Metro Vancouver’s newest cemetery, and the first cemetery to open in over 50 years. Founders Tom and Trevor Crean represent two of four generations of a family legacy of serving the bereaved. Tom’s grandfather established Kearney Funeral Services in 1908, a family business which carries on to this day.Due to the close relationship between funeral homes and cemeteries, Tom & Trevor became familiar with cemetery operations over their combined five decades in funeral service. Ever a forward thinker, Tom anticipated the future shortage of burial space as early as 1985, and the resulting spike in cemetery costs. Tom became committed to creating a new kind of cemetery; one that is affordable, environmentally sustainable, and transparent.
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