The Cederholm family offered to pay for an official grave marker plaque at the common grave where deceased parents Ken and Joan Cederholm were laid to rest with 15 other unclaimed remains.

Sparwood family installs common grave plaque

A Sparwood family has finally made peace with their father’s death after laying him to rest alongside his late wife at Rivercrest Cemetery.

It’s been a two year wait, but a Sparwood family has finally made peace with their father’s death after laying him to rest alongside his late wife at Rivercrest Cemetery.

The Cederholm family originally made a request to Sparwood council in January 2015 to inter the cremated remains of their father, Ken Cederholm, alongside their mother Joan in a common grave.

Since November 1999, the common grave has housed 16 unclaimed and unidentified cremated remains at Rivercrest.

With no legend or mapping to accompany the grave and time decomposing the paper identification tags of the bagged remains inside, the Cederholms were unaware until last year that Joan was one if the interred 16.

Now, after two years of exhumation and cemetery bylaw waivers, Ken and Joan are now at rest together alongside 15 other remains.

The Cederholm family also generously offered to pay for a commemorative grave marker plaque that would list the names of all those interred in the common grave.

“We would like to thank all the people who have made this possible over the last two years,” said daughter Karen Dixon.

 

 

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